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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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9 March 2017

£25 MILLION FOR LOCAL REGENERATION

£25 Million For Local RegenerationGrants to support 29 community projects across country.Local areas across Scotland are set to benefit from a share of £25 million to help...
 
7 March 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO ACCOUNTS COMMISSION OVERVIEW REPORT 2017

The Accounts Commission is 100% correct in its analysis that new councillors elected in May face major challenges – COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said today (Tuesday...
 
2 March 2017

COSLA STATEMENT ON CHILD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME REPORT & SYSTEMS REVIEW

Councillor Stephanie Primrose, COSLA's Education, Children & Young People Spokesperson said:"The issue of child protection is of utmost importance to our members and it is...
 
1 March 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO ROUNDTABLE ON UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN

A roundtable meeting held today (Wednesday), between First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Equalities Secretary Angela Constance, and COSLA, local authorities and key stakeholders,...
 
28 February 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO REVENUE SURPLUS CLAIMS

COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “There have been various presentations and misrepresentations of the local government budget over the last couple of years which we...
 
24 February 2017

COUNCILS CONTINUE TO DELIVER DESPITE FINANCIAL PRESSURES NEW REPORT SHOWS

Total Current spending by Scottish Councils has reduced by 11% in real terms from £17.18 billion to £15.30 billion in the last 6 years according to a new report out today (Friday...
 
2 February 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO THE RETURN OF £160 MILLION BACK TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Commenting on the return of £160 million back to local government COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “I am pleased that after months of successful lobbying through...
 
31 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS

Councillor Stephen Hagan, COSLA Development, Economy and Sustainability Spokesperson said:“Local government recognises the level of concern that can exist in communities about use...
 
27 January 2017

SPELLING OUT #BUDGETREALITY

COSLA is to launch a social media campaign entitled #BudgetReality which will lay out in detail the real budget Councils have been given for next year.The campaign will also...
 
19 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DRAFT CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

Councillor Stephen Hagan, COSLA Development, Economy and Sustainability Spokesperson said today (Thursday) that action must meet ambition if Scotland is to meet its climate change...