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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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30 June 2015

COSLA SUBMISSION TO THE COMMISSION ON LOCAL TAX REFORM

Our response is part of our overall commitment to fundamentally transform Scottish local democracy and put local communities in charge of their priorities, their choices, and...
 
5 June 2015

EDUCATION DEBATE NEEDS TO RECOGNISE WHERE THE EXPERTISE LIES

Cllr David O’Neill, COSLA President, ahead of today’s (Friday) local government event on education attainment, said:“The event today has been months in the planning but it could...
 
20 May 2015

COSLA RESPONDS TO EDUCATION CABINET SECRETARY

In response to today's article in The Herald - "Minister's challenge to teachers provokes backlash from unions", a COSLA Spokesman said this is good for us as it vindicates...
 
28 April 2015

UK COUNCIL LEADERS UNITE IN DEVOLUTION CALL

Councils in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have united to demand “urgent action” by whoever forms the next government to set out how powers will be devolved to...
 
6 February 2015

NO ALTERNATIVE TO NATIONAL NEGOTIATION

Scotland’s Council Leaders have today (Friday) given John Swinney, Deputy First minister a clear message that negotiation should be with COSLA and not individual councils. ...
 
24 November 2014

MODEL POLICY TO ERADICATE DOMESTIC ABUSE

To mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, COSLA has today (Tuesday) launched a model policy for Public Sector employees suffering from...
 
24 November 2014

14 MILLION POUNDS TO TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

Disadvantaged areas benefit from regeneration boost. A £14 million cash boost to transform disadvantaged areas in Scotland has been announced by Housing and Welfare Minister...
 
2 October 2014

COSLA RESPONSE TO FM'S POLL TAX ANNOUNCEMENT

COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill has accused Scotland’s First Minister of making a very odd announcement in relation to the writing off of historical poll tax debt. ...
 
1 October 2014

COSLA LINE ON POLICE SCOTLAND FIREARMS DECISION

COSLA has today (Wednesday) welcomed Police Scotland's decision to only deploy firearms officers attached to Armed Response Vehicles to firearms incidents or where there is a...
 
8 August 2014

TOURISM SUCCESS IN THE FRAME

A joint initiative between VisitScotland and Scottish local authorities has revealed that over £8.4billion is currently being invested in the country’s tourism future. The...