2023 was the tenth year of the Scottish Public Service Awards (SPSA), which Holyrood Communications runs in partnership with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.
The Awards Ceremony took place in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, 6 December hosted by the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Shona Robison, and Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Liam McArthur.
These remarkable awards have been created to celebrate the often-unsung 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. Holyrood is proud to play a part in showcasing some of the innovative and thought-provoking work being done the length and breadth of Scotland.
Inspired by the collaborative spirit of the great, late, Campbell Christie, and his efforts to help reform Scotland’s public services, Holyrood launched the awards in 2014 with his ambitions in mind and with the aim of identifying and rewarding best practice, teamwork, innovation, and clear leadership across Scotland’s diverse public services.
The awards have now become a firm fixture in all our calendars, and nominations consistently celebrate the talent, commitment and all-round compassion that exists within Scottish public service. Teams and individuals across Scotland, all contributing in their own way to making our much-coveted public services more innovative, efficient, imaginative, and cost effective. Each one of them makes a difference, whether large or small, to the lives of the Scottish people.