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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, davidk@cosla.gov.uk

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12 December 2018

Value of Local Government services not recognised in budget – says COSLA

COSLA said it was disappointed that the value of the essential services provided by Scottish Local Government has not been recognised by the...
 
10 December 2018

COSLA Convention meets in East Ayrshire

Leading Councillors from across Scotland will meet in Cumnock, East Ayrshire later this week for COSLA’s Convention.Hosted by East Ayrshire Council, delegates attending the COSLA...
 
10 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 11

The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon said 'There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women...
 
10 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 11

The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon said 'There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women...
 
7 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 10

As this year’s 16 Days Campaign draws to an end, COSLA highlights some of the events and initiatives delivered by Violence Against Women Partnerships (VAWPs) across Scotland in...
 
6 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 9

Local Government has an important role to play in tackling violence against women and girls. COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, Cllr Kelly Parry says, “as co-owner of...
 
5 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 8

COSLA is working with Close the Gap in the development of an Employer Accreditation Programme to support the implementation of the Equally Safe Strategy.The Employer Accreditation...
 
4 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 7

‘Everyday Heroes is a Programme designed by a group of young and adult experts on gender-based violence to help make Scotland a safer and more equal country. It was developed to...
 
3 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 6

Equally Safe is Scotland’s strategy to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls: this includes human trafficking and exploitation.Human trafficking and exploitation...
 
30 November 2018

Council Leaders back call for People's Vote

Scotland’s Council Leaders have today (Friday) backed the call for a People’s Vote in relation to Brexit. The decision was taken at a meeting of Council Leaders in Edinburgh...