Glasgow City council leader Susan Aitken has been awarded the top prize of Leader of the Year at the 2021 CLLR awards.

At a ceremony that took place last night at Glasgow City Chambers, Cllr Aitken scooped the award for her work 'amplifying the importance of post-industrial cities and addressing the climate crisis.

Cllr Aitken was also praised for 'spearheading a plan for the city that put pedestrians first.'

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The CLLR awards by LGIU Scotland and CCLA are now in their fourth year and are the only national awards that celebrate the vital contributions of local councillors across Scotland.

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU Scotland said: “We are incredibly proud to unveil the winners of this year’s Cllr Awards. 

"During a time when our communities have experienced unprecedented challenges and pressures, these councillors are paving the way towards recovery.

"I would like to extend a huge congratulations to Cllr Aitken and all of tonight’s Cllr Awards winners.”

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Another local winner from the night was Glasgow's Bailie Jacquiline McLaren was presented with the Community Champion award.

Judges took note of her 'extensive partnership working with community groups and for her instrumental role in securing Regeneration Capital Grant funding for a new community facility.'

For a full list of past winners click here.