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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 July 2014

PUTTING TOWN CENTRES FIRST

Plans to prioritise town centre investment.The Scottish Government and COSLA are working together to encourage the public sector to continue to invest in their town centres and...
 
27 March 2014

OVERVIEW REPORT IS BLAND AND STATES THE OBVIOUS

COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill today Thursday hit out at the Accounts Commission’s Yearly Overview Report as doing nothing apart from stating the obvious and being...
 
18 March 2014

2014 COSLA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The 2014 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured eight Scottish councils and their partners for their outstanding impact in local communities.Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross,...
 
6 March 2014

COSLA IS A SUCCESS

Yesterday The Herald carried an article entitled: "Agenda: Unity is essential in Cosla to face up to the challenging times ahead". Today we publish the full, unedited version of...
 
16 January 2014

SUPERFAST BROADBAND FOR THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND BUSINESSES

More than 39,000 homes and businesses in 13 local authority areas to benefit.More than 39,000 homes and businesses in 13 local authority areas across Scotland will be next to get...
 
11 December 2013

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS TEACHER NUMBERS

Councillor Douglas Chapman, COSLA Education, Children and Young People Spokesperson said:  “The statistics published today (Wednesday) confirm that local government has once...
 
22 November 2013

25 MILLION POUND REGENERATION BOOST FOR COMMUNITIES

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess and Cllr Stephen Hagan COSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability jointly announced today (November 22) the allocation of a £...
 
21 November 2013

BEDROOM TAX COSTING MORE THAN IT WILL SAVE

COSLA, the umbrella body for all local authorities in Scotland, concludes that the Bedroom Tax is costing more to implement in Scotland than it will save.  This unpopular and...
 
11 November 2013

COUNCIL STAFF VOTE IN FAVOUR OF PENSION REFORMS

Local authority employers and trade unions have reached emphatic agreement on the new design of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Scotland. The movement to a...
 
25 October 2013

COSLA CONVENTION IMPLEMENTS PAY DEAL

Scotland’s Councils have said that enough is enough and after almost a year of negotiations with the trade unions that it was time to pay their workforce an agreed pay increase....