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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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21 March 2016

#CHOOSELOCAL: COSLA's Manifesto for a Stronger Scottish Democracy

A local revolution is within the grasp of the next Scottish Parliament COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said today (Monday).Speaking as he launched #chooselocal, COSLA’s...
 
17 March 2016

COSLA Response - Accounts Commission - overview release

Commenting on the Accounts Commission Overview Report published today (Thursday) Councillor Kevin Keenan, COSLA's Finance Spokesperson said: "I welcome the recognition in today's...
 
16 March 2016

COSLA committed to increasing women’s representation in local government in Scotland.

COSLA has today (Tuesday) agreed to pledge its commitment to increasing women's representation in local government in Scotland.The decision was taken at a meeting of the full...
 
11 March 2016

COSLA BACKS EU REMAIN CAMPAIGN

Commenting following a meeting in Edinburgh COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said:   “Given the importance of the issue we took a paper on the EU Referendum to...
 
2 March 2016

LOCAL TAX: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY

A missed opportunity that fails to deliver any meaningful change was the response of COSLA to the Government’s Council tax reform proposals out today (Wednesday).COSLA said that...
 
1 March 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO SOCIAL SECURITY DEBATE

Responding to the Scottish Parliament debate on social security and the announcement of the setting up a Scottish benefits agency to oversee the governance of devolved benefits,...
 
8 February 2016

UNDELIVERABLE THEN, UNDELIVERABLE NOW

The financial settlement offered to councils from the Scottish Government remains as unfair and undeliverable today as it did when it was first announced in December COSLA ...
 
4 February 2016

FIRST COUNCIL SIGNS THE HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING CHARTER

COSLA today congratulated Falkirk Council for being the first local authority to sign up to the Household Recycling Charter and begin the process of moving towards a more...
 
29 January 2016

UNACCEPTABLE BUDGET REJECTED BY COSLA

COSLA today (Friday) rejected the package of measures being put forward for Scottish local government as totally unacceptable and an affront to local democracy. Speaking...
 
27 January 2016

BUDGET TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT HIT A NEW LOW

COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill has said that this year’s budget talks between Central and Local Government had hit a new low.           ...