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 2015

Download more details of the long leeted 2015 projects for each category.

Silver Award Winners 2015

Read more about our 2015 short leeted projects, including short video overviews and downloadable details.

Gold Award Winners 2015

Find out about what makes a winning 2015 application, watch a video about the project, and download more details.

Special Award Winners 2015

The 2015 COSLA Chair’s Award, SOLACE Best Team, and Scottish Government Award for Excellence.

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The 2016 COSLA Excellence Awards Ceremony- Final Countdown!
September 15, 2016

The 2016 COSLA Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place in Crieff on 6 October, where our overall winners will be announced.  We wish each of our 15 finalists the very best of luck.  

The COSLA Excellence Awards provide a unique opportunity to highlight and share ground-breaking work going on in your community to deliver excellent services against this background, celebrating projects which are dynamic and original, improve efficiency and effectiveness, deliver early intervention and prevent negative outcomes from arising, and that have the potential to be rolled out across the country and beyond. Above all, the awards celebrate projects that are making a real and meaningful difference to people’s quality of life and to the communities we live in.

All the results will be available on our website live during the ceremony.  You can also subscribe to our twitter feed at twitter.com/cosla  to get all the latest information.  Full access to information about  the winners, including their application forms and videos about the projects, will be published online straight after the awards ceremony.


2016 Excellence Awards Short Leet Announced
January 11, 2016 – 9:00 am

COSLA Excellence Awards judges have been working hard to select the applications that they will bring forward to the final stage of the awards.

2016 COSLA Excellence Awards Long Leet Announced
December 10, 2015 – 11:39 am

The COSLA Excellence Awards are once again set to showcase and celebrate innovative projects that are making a real difference to local communities across the country.