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COSLA operates a 24 hour, 365 day a year media service. The media team issues statements and news about Scottish local government, and campaigns on specific issues. Media enquiries should be directed to David J Kennedy, Head of Media and Communications, 0131 474 9205,

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14 June 2018

New public health priorities for a healthier nation

Scotland is aiming to be a world leader in improving the public’s health. The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly published public health priorities for Scotland,...
13 June 2018

DigitalBoost shortlisted for two Scottish Public Sector awards

DigitalBoost, the digital support programme for Scotland’s SMEs, has been shortlisted for two national ICT awards at the Holyrood Connect Awards.The ‘Connect ICT Team Award’...
11 June 2018

COSLA President supports the launch of the National Performance Framework

COSLA President, Councillor Alison Evison said: “I am delighted to add COSLA’s name to the National Performance Framework. “I want to add to the First Minister’s words and...
6 June 2018

Aberdeenshire Council, COSLA and Scottish Government Represent Scotland at EU Sustainable Energy Week

Yesterday (6th June), Aberdeenshire Council, participated in the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) Policy Conference in Brussels. This event was led by the Convention of Scottish...
1 June 2018

COSLA comment on pay campaign - EIS Annual General Meeting 2018

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We have made an offer to all of the local government workforce in line with the public sector pay policy.”
31 May 2018

COSLA comment on transient visitor levy

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We want to strengthen local democracy and local choice and that is why COSLA, on behalf of Scotland’s Council Leaders, will continue make the case for...
30 May 2018

COSLA comment on music tuition

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Each individual local authority will make decisions on instrumental music provision based on local need and circumstance. "Obviously these...
30 May 2018

Scotland's national digital programme for SMEs receives £1.7 million funding boost

Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work confirms funding to extend DigitalBoost programmeScotland’s national digital technology training programme, DigitalBoost, has...
30 May 2018

COSLA in EU lobbying success as communities can continue to work together across North Sea

On 29th May the European Commission presented its first EU Regional Fund proposals for post Brexit era (2021-2027). Although the UK will not be part of it, there was considerable...
30 May 2018

Child burial and cremation fees to end

Agreement will remove financial burden from familiesScottish Government and COSLA have agreed to work together to remove all local authority charges for child burials and...