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28 July 2016

Response to Supreme Court Ruling

A COSLA Spokesperson said, in response to the Supreme Court ruling published on Thursday 28 July on the role of the Named Person:"This is a complex issue and we are taking the...
24 June 2016

Response to EU Referendum

Commenting on the result of the EU Referendum, COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said today (Friday): “The result of the EU Referendum vote is clearly a significant...
26 May 2016

Response to Education rumours

COSLA’s Education Spokesperson Councillor Stephanie Primrose said today (Thursday) that the education service delivered by councils and the future of Scotland’s young people were...
17 May 2016

Welsh and Scottish associations voice support for stay in EU campaign

With the EU referendum fast approaching on 23 June, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) have voiced their...
13 May 2016

Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) now open for applications

The joint COSLA and Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is now open for applications and closes on Monday 20th June.The fund has an annual budget...
9 May 2016

COSLA statement on Europe Day

To mark the celebration of Europe Day today (Monday 9 May) COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill re-iterated COSLA’s position to remain within the EU.“In COSLA’s Convention we...
21 March 2016

#CHOOSELOCAL: COSLA's Manifesto for a Stronger Scottish Democracy

A local revolution is within the grasp of the next Scottish Parliament COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said today (Monday).Speaking as he launched #chooselocal, COSLA’s...
17 March 2016

COSLA Response - Accounts Commission - overview release

Commenting on the Accounts Commission Overview Report published today (Thursday) Councillor Kevin Keenan, COSLA's Finance Spokesperson said: "I welcome the recognition in today's...
16 March 2016

COSLA committed to increasing women’s representation in local government in Scotland.

COSLA has today (Tuesday) agreed to pledge its commitment to increasing women's representation in local government in Scotland.The decision was taken at a meeting of the full...
11 March 2016


Commenting following a meeting in Edinburgh COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said:   “Given the importance of the issue we took a paper on the EU Referendum to...