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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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11 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S PLANNING CONSULTATION

Councillor Stephen Hagan, COSLA Development, Economy and Sustainability Spokesperson said: “Similar to the publication of the independent review last year, we are going to...
 
6 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS RELEASE ON DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY REMAINING KEY TO DELIVERY OF EDUCATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE

COSLA welcomes the EIS response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Education Governance. We note that the EIS, like many of their counterpart associations, have found no...
 
5 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO UNISON RELEASE STATING THERE IS NO HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS

Councillor Billy Hendry, COSLA Spokesperson for Strategic Human Resource Management said: "Councils do not for one minute underestimate or indeed undervalue the work...
 
4 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON THE CROWN ESTATE IN SCOTLAND

COSLA’s Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability Cllr Stephen Hagan said: “COSLA welcomes the publication by Scottish Government of the consultation on the longer...
 
3 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS RESOLUTION TO ‘GET IT RIGHT FOR GIRLS’

COSLA welcomes the work done by EIS and other organisations focusing on the difficulties faced by girls and young women in schools and into their adult lives. There is no doubt...
 
31 December 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS RELEASE ON INJURIES AT WORK

Local Authorities are recognised as good employers by the Fair Work Convention. This is not only reflected in terms and conditions but also in a responsible and supportive...
 
28 December 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS WARNING ON MAINSTREAMING ON THE CHEAP

COSLA’s Education, Children, People Spokesperson Councillor Stephanie Primrose said: “COSLA believes that the principles of GIRFEC must be the basis of any decision of whether or...
 
24 December 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS RELEASE ON FESTIVE SCHOOL SHOWS BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

COSLA’s Education, Children, People Spokesperson Councillor Stephanie Primrose said: “All over the country, councils and schools have been holding festive shows bringing...
 
15 December 2016

COSLA COMMENT ON BUDGET STATEMENT

Commenting on the budget statement announced in Parliament this afternoon (Thursday) COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “COSLA can never endorse a reduction to the...
 
12 December 2016

COSLA AND SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AID PUBLISH GOOD PRACTICE GUIDANCE

COSLA and Scottish Women’s Aid published a good practice note on Commissioning Domestic Abuse Services last week, marking the end of this year’s 16 days of activism to end...