LGiU Scotland & CCLA Councillor Awards 2018

There are over 1,200 councillors across Scotland, working to represent and support their communities. At LGiU Scotland, we want to recognise and reward those councillors who go the extra mile for their constituents. 2018 will mark the first Councillor Achievement Awards in Scotland. The awards will be sponsored by CCLA, investors for local authorities.

About the awards

There are six award categories celebrating the varied work of councillors. Anyone can nominate a serving councillor for an award:┬ámembers of the public, councillors and council officers – the only rule is that you can’t nominate yourself! We’ll be taking nominations throughout the Summer and early Autumn, before shortlisting the entries that demonstrate the best of Scottish local government. A panel of judges will then select a winner for each category. Awards will be presented on Thursday 29 November at a ceremony held at Edinburgh’s City Chambers.

Nominate a councillor here.

Award categories

  • Community Champion: for councillors who have gone above and beyond in supporting their communities
  • Finance: for councillors who have shown vision in maximising resources available to the council to best support residents
  • Digital: for councillors who have been particularly innovative or inclusive in helping to roll out digital solutions
  • Health Integration: for councillors who have pioneered new ways of approaching health and social care provision
  • Education: for councillors who have performed outstanding work in the field of education
  • Leader of the Year: to celebrate the work of an exceptional Council Leader


Rules regarding nominations, shortlisting and judging can be found on our rules page.

Judging panel

The panel will be made up of senior figures from within and around local government. The judges will be announced in the coming weeks.


The inaugural Councillor Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 29 November.

In the beautiful Council Chamber at Edinburgh City Chambers, in front of an audience of 100 of their colleagues and peers, councillors from across Scotland will be presented with awards recognising their outstanding accomplishments, community impact and championing of diversity. There will be a keynote address from Kevin Stewart MSP, and we’ll also hear from senior figures from LGiU and CCLA. Check out our event page for further details.

Our sponsor

These awards are made possible by the support of our sponsor, CCLA.

If you have any questions about the awards, please email Hannah Muirhead, and if you are interested in sponsoring an individual award at this event, please contact Andy Johnston.