Further recognition on the national stage

The Council’s name has once again been up in lights on the big stage, this time at the Scottish Legal Awards 2018.

Congratulations go to Arlene Dunbar, from our Licensing Team, who was Highly Commended in the Paralegal of the Year category, which is great testament to her skill and knowledge.

The legal service’s Planning Environment Team was also represented on the night as finalists in the Government Legal Team of the Year, pipped at the post by the Scottish Government but deserving great credit for impressing upon the judges the power of good work that has been done.


This is the latest in a run of awards recognition Aberdeen City Council has had and that endorsement of the expertise and commitment of staff and teams is fantastic not only for those involved but for everyone across the organisation.

I encourage all services to explore opportunities to showcase their achievements through award entries and must thank all those who are proactively doing that. The process itself is a good way of taking a step back and looking at service delivery, highlighting all the positives as well as identifying areas for improvement.

The Scottish Legal Awards panel found lots to applaud in the submissions from our legal colleagues and I join the judges in congratulating both Arlene and the Planning Environment Team.