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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,

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2 November 2017

Consultation on mainstreaming in education launched today

Local Authorities and Scottish Government share the commitment to inclusive education and have worked together with partners over many years in the to the development of...
3 November 2017

COSLA comment on council parks and greenspaces

A COSLA Spokesperson commented: “Scotland's Councils are committed to Community Wellbeing and making local communities as pleasant as possible."COSLA is currently in talks with...
7 November 2017

COSLA comment on council salt stocks

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s Councils take their duty in this area very seriously indeed. Councils have Resilience plans are in place for the whole winter. Salt stocks...
8 November 2017

COSLA comment on pension funds

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The Scottish Local Government Pension Funds make investment decisions in line with their fiduciary duty and legal obligations. Accountability lies...
13 November 2017

All levels of government must work together to address climate change – says COSLA.

Cllr Steven Heddle, COSLA Spokesperson for Economy and Environment, attending the UN COP 23 meeting in Bonn said that all levels of government must work together to address...
14 November 2017

COSLA response to NSPCC Report on Child Sexual Abuse

“Scottish Local Authorities consider the safety and wellbeing of children in our communities as the highest priority. We know that a multi-agency approach works best for children...
14 November 2017

COSLA comment on settlement agreements

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Authorities use settlement agreements in particular circumstances, where by mutual consent, the employee will leave the organisation. It is agreed...
16 November 2017

COSLA calls for fair funding for Scottish Local Government

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget statement next week, COSLA today (Thursday) launched a 10-page factual document entitled “Fair Funding for Essential Services” laying out the case...
16 November 2017

COSLA comment on childminders and the expansion of early learning and childcare

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "All local authorities have submitted their expansion plans and all 32 include provision for working with childminders. Our position at COSLA is that...
17 November 2017

COSLA comment on property maintenance

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland's Councils are continuing to do what they can against the back drop of continued austerity and year on year cuts to our budgets."As our fair...