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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2015 EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!
December 16, 2014

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

A short leet of 3 applications from each of the categories has now been identified.  Details of these projects, our Silver Award winners, can be viewed here.

Representatives from each of these projects will now be invited to present their applications to the judging panel on 4 and 5 February 2014.  COSLA will contact each team to help them prepare for this.

The overall winners will then be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 12 March 2015.

All applicants to the COSLA Excellence Awards will receive written feedback about their submission.  Our finalists will receive this now, with all other applicants normally receiving feedback after the Awards Ceremony.

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.