Home page of the Scottish Local Government Innovation Exchange

Innovation Exchange shows councils’ inventive and creative approaches to services


SOLACE Scotland and the Improvement Service have launched the Local Government Innovation Exchange (www.innovationexchange.scot), a website showcasing work by Scottish local authorities.


The site demonstrates the innovative projects and approaches to service delivery being carried out by Scottish councils to improve services and their impact on people in local communities. It features over 150 case studies from across Scotland which show how the projects have improved outcomes for local people, reduced costs or improved efficiency.


Site users can find case studies by council, by title or by theme. The themes are:


  • children and education
  • community planning and empowerment
  • community safety
  • customer service
  • digital
  • employability
  • health and social care
  • housing and regeneration
  • partnership and collaboration
  • service transformation
  • workforce planning and management


Councils can submit their own case studies to be added to the site and can keep up with new additions through the Innovation Exchange newsletter. A Knowledge Hub group has also been set up to encourage discussion and collaboration around innovation across Scottish local government.