December 4th 2017 | The Scottish Parliament

Timeline:

15 May
' Nominations Open '
20 Oct
' Nominations Close *deadline extended* '
13 Nov
' Shortlist Announced '
4 Dec
' Scottish Public Service Awards '

About The Scottish Public Service Awards

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SPSA

The Scottish Public Service Awards, launched in the historic referendum year of 2014, celebrate excellence within Scotland's public service.

Building on the enormous growing success of the previous three years, we are delighted to announce details of this year’s Awards for 2017. The Scottish Public Service Awards will once again recognise the wider contribution made to Scotland's civic society from within the civil service, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, the Third Sector and the wide-ranging and diverse responsibilities of public agencies, including NDPBs such as SEPA, national bodies such as Police Scotland, the Scottish Prison Service and the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, as well as UK-government departments with a significant presence in Scotland, like DFID and the DWP.

The awards, once again supported by the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament, will recognise the rich and unique diversity of public life in Scotland and the vital relationships that cut across departmental, geographic and institutional boundaries. As media partners and event organiser, Holyrood magazine is delighted to play a part in showcasing some of the innovative and thought-provoking work being done the length and breadth of Scotland.

The Scottish Public Service Awards offer the opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements within Scotland's civic landscape and give welcome recognition to the work that goes on - sometimes very much behind the scenes and often in difficult circumstances - to support the governance of Scotland.