Delivering Better Public Services

Highland Councillors have agreed a plan of action to deliver improvements across a range of public services.  These are in keeping with the priorities of the Scottish Government.

The Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) sets out how the Council and its partners will address the 15 national outcomes, detailing what can be expected locally.

The intention is to launch the Highland SOA when the Scottish Cabinet meets in Skye on 26 August.

The SOA identifies a range of  better outcomes for the people of the Highlands and Scotland through specific commitments made by the Council, its community planning partners and the Scottish Government. More partners and voluntary organisation will be brought into the agreement later this year.

Convener Sandy Park said: “The Single Outcome Agreement will provide the new framework for community planning in the Highlands. It gives us the chance to refocus partnership effort on the local outcomes and it will provide a formal channel for dialogue with the Scottish Government on improvement public services in the Highlands.”

The Council’s response to the agreement is available here (PDF).

26 Jun 2008