THE SCOTTISH PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS, LAUNCHED IN THE HISTORIC REFERENDUM YEAR OF 2014, CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE ACROSS SCOTLAND’S PUBLIC SERVICES.
The Scottish Public Service Awards celebrate the daily contribution made to Scotland’s civic society from within the civil service, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, local government, health and social care sector, broader public sector and their partners within the Third Sector.
Like the year that came before, 2022 has been another year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic as efforts of those who have been working to deliver public services in Scotland, turned to the recovery. The sheer scale of the efforts to maintain and deliver services amid unprecedented times has been extraordinary and 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.
Co-hosted by the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Alison Johnstone MSP, and Deputy First Minister John Swinney, the awards will recognise the rich and unique diversity of public life in Scotland and the vital relationships that cut across departmental, geographic and institutional boundaries.
Holyrood is delighted to play a part in showcasing some of the innovative and thought-provoking work being done the length and breadth of Scotland.