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Scottish Public Service Awards 2020

The Scottish Public Service Awards celebrates 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.

And while every year we are in awe of the work of our public servants,  there is no doubt that 2020 was like no other for those working tirelessly to deliver public services. The 2020 Scottish Public Service Awards celebrated the super human efforts that have seen communities coming together to help each other in a spirit of solidarity, cooperation and kindness.

Hundreds of people tuned in to watch live on 16 December. Missed the celebration? You can now catch up with the Awards on-demand. 


  • Ken Macintosh MSP, Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer
  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director, Holyrood Communications Ltd
  • Gillian McGregor, Director, Scotland Office, UK Government
  • David McGill, Assistant Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament
  • Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, SCVO
  • Sarah Gadsdenm, Chief Executive, Improvement Service
  • Alec Harley, Scotland Lead, Leidos
  • Stephen Boyle, Auditor General
  • Lesley Fraser, Interim Director General Organisational Development and Operations, Scottish Government


  • The COVID-19 Response Award
  • The Campbell Christie Public Service Reform Award
  • Community Engagement Award
  • Voluntary Sector Partnership Award
  • The Project and Programme Management Award
  • The Leadership Award
  • The Communications Award
  • The Digital Public Services Award
  • Championing Gender Equality Award
  • The Colin Mair Award for Policy in Practice
  • The Commercial Partnerships Award
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Sustainability Award
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Paul Stones, Depute Head, Mariner Support Service Feedback from delegate, who attended Holyrood's Learning Through Technology 2017 event
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