Living Wage Scotland Awards 2021

Living Wage employers in Scotland

We are delighted that our Living Wage Scotland Awards are back again this year to celebrate the achievements of our fantastic Living Wage accredited employers.

This year the ceremony will be virtual, allowing more nominees and guests to attend from further afield, and will take place during Living Wage Week in November (date tbc).

Choose your category from the list below, read the Guidance and complete your online application - if you are unable to complete an online application and require a hard copy, please contact

Living Wage Scotland Employee Choice Award

Who can apply: Employees of accredited Living Wage employers can nominate their employer for this award.

Criteria: Reasons for nominating may include: positive response to receiving the real Living Wage, they have seen their employer actively promote and engage with the Living Wage or other reasons relating to the Living Wage which make the employee proud to work for their organisation.

Living Wage Scotland Trailblazer Award

Who can apply: All accredited Living Wage employers.

Criteria:  An employer who is a stand out in their industry due to their commitment to the real Living Wage. Setting an example to others and actively promoting their accreditation in a range of forms.

Living Wage Scotland Newcomer Award

Who can apply: Employers accredited since December 2019.

Criteria: An employer who has done something that stands out to celebrate their accreditation, has taken part in activity since accreditation to promote the real Living Wage or has contributed in other ways to support the Living Wage movement.

Living Wage Scotland Resilience Award

Who can apply: All accredited Living Wage employers.

Criteria: An accredited employer who since the beginning of the pandemic has gone above and beyond to support their team and wider community, must be able to provide specific examples.

Living Wage Scotland Local Champion Award

Who can apply: Accredited employers of any size, who can demonstrate positive impact within their local community.

Criteria: An employer who has shown continued commitment to the Living Wage movement through their actions and behaviours.

Living Wage Scotland Outstanding Leadership Award

Who can apply: Accredited employers of any size.

Criteria: An employer who consistently demonstrates leadership through actions such as: working to encourage others to become accredited as Living Wage employers, speaking out publicly on the real Living Wage, and going above and beyond the scope of the accreditation licence criteria.