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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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16 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO CLAIM OF POLITICAL PARALYSIS HANGING OVER COUNCILS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The General Election is having no impact on councils. This is not an issue.“There is no disruption to Scottish Local government – Scotland’s councils...
 
14 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO POT-HOLE RELATED BREAKDOWNS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland's Councils are committed to maintaining our local roads in as good a condition as is possible."This is not a simple task and roads have to...
 
10 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO PREJUDICE BASED INCIDENT MONITORING FORMS IN SCHOOLS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Recording and monitoring of bullying in schools is considered in the national anti-bullying strategy for Scotland as “essential”. Specifically in...
 
10 May 2017

SCOTTISH DIGITAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME SHORTLISTED FOR UK AWARD

A digital support programme that has helped thousands of Scottish SMEs enhance their digital skills has been shortlisted for a UK national award, the Digital Leaders 100 (DL 100)....
 
9 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO ENQUIRY ABOUT TEACHER RECRUITMENT

A Cosla Spokesperson said: "This is an issue where there are some problems.  "It is for these issues that a joint workforce planning group has been established with COSLA,...
 
5 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCHOOL LIBRARY PROVISION

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “COSLA is aware that school library provision has changed. This is as a result of cuts to local government budgets whilst ringfencing certain...
 
2 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON THIRD SECTOR FUNDING

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Councils are currently constrained by the series of one-year financial settlements they receive from Scottish Government. We are fully aware of the...
 
27 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO REFORM SCOTLAND REPORT ON PUPILS EQUITY FUND

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The use of public money requires guidance to ensure it is used in line with the expectations of the policy. This is a SG piece of guidance which...
 
24 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO AGE SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Local authority social care services are coming under increasing pressure as the number of older people requiring care is growing, with their needs...
 
19 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO OBESITY ACTION SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “A great deal of work has been done to improve the standards of school meals over the years and the 2014 joint COSLA and Scottish Government guidance ‘...