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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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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.           ...
 
27 January 2016

COSLA APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

COSLA today (Wednesday) announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive to succeed Rory Mair, who retires at the end of this week (January 29).Sally Loudon, currently Chief...
 
6 January 2016

COMMENT ON NATIONAL IMPROVEMENT FRAMEWORK

Councillor Stephanie Primrose, COSLA Education, Children and Young People Spokesperson said in response to the publication of the national improvement framework today (...
 
17 December 2015

COSLA PRESIDENT SEEKING CLARIFICATION FROM FIRST MINISTER

COSLA President said this afternoon (Thursday) that he was both delighted and bemused in equal measure by comments made by Nicola Sturgeon during today’s First Minister’s Question...
 
16 December 2015

COSLA PRESIDENT SLAMS PACKAGE OF MEASURES AS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE

Job losses will equate to 50 Tata SteelworksCOSLA got a very clear steer from Council Leaders this afternoon (Wednesday) that the package of measures being put forward for...
 
10 December 2015

COSLA LAUNCHES LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLAN FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

COSLA today launches its Local Government Plan based on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the European Convention on Human Rights.Disabled people...
 
9 December 2015

NEW DAWN FOR RECYCLING IN SCOTLAND

Scottish Government and COSLA announce agreement on new consistent recycling systems across Scotland.Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead was joined by COSLA...