Welcome to the COSLA Excellence Awards

The COSLA Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in Scottish local government. Our emphasis is on rewarding the most innovative and passionate developments, and on recognising projects that are changing lives. We find those who are setting new standards and spread their good practice. If you have a project that has made a difference, we want to hear about it.

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previous winners

Read about projects that have been recognised in previous years, and download more information about them.

Bronze Award Winners 2014

Further details about the ten long-leeted 2014 projects in each of our 6 categories

Silver Award Winners 2014

Read more about the 2014 short leeted projects, including short video overviews and downloadable details.

Gold Award Winners 2014

Find out about what makes a winning 2014 application, watch a video about the project, and download more details.

Special Award Winners 2014

The 2014 COSLA Chair’s Award, SOLACE Best Team, and Scottish Government Award for Excellence

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THE 2015 COSLA EXCELLENCE AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!
July 18, 2014

Every day of the year, Scottish local government provides the high quality services that communities rely on, whatever the challenges.

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The COSLA Excellence Awards showcase and celebrate the very best of this, profiling the innovative and creative approaches that Scottish local authorities are embracing to produce and deliver high calibre services to meet the needs of local communities.

The 2015 Awards provide a unique opportunity to highlight ground-breaking work going on in your community. We want to celebrate projects which are dynamic and original, improve efficiency and effectiveness, put local people and their needs at their centre, and which are bringing together public services to improve outcomes.

Your project can be big or small, very new or well established. What matters is evidence of thinking and acting differently in the way that services are planned and delivered, and that your ideas have the potential to be rolled out across the country and beyond.

Please take a moment to explore this website and find out more about the awards, and download a copy of our  Guidance and Application Form.

I wish you the very best of luck with your entries for 2015. 

Councillor David O’Neill, COSLA President

2014 WINNERS SHOWCASE THE VERY BEST OF SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT
March 13, 2014 – 11:00 pm
2014 WINNERS SHOWCASE THE VERY BEST OF SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The 2014 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured nine Scottish councils and their partners for outstanding impact in their communities.

COSLA CHAIR’S AWARD – Fife Council- Teenage Pregnancy Initiative
March 13, 2014 – 10:55 pm
COSLA CHAIR’S AWARD – Fife Council- Teenage Pregnancy Initiative

Fife Council Education and Learning Directorate and NHS Fife have responded to local data and research based evidence by developing a positive, non-stigmatising and supportive approach to tackling very high rates of unplanned teenage pregnancy and STIs recorded in Kirkcaldy.