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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...
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...
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...
22 November 2017

Tackling Inequality Requires a Properly Resourced Scottish Local Government

If we are serious about tackling inequalities in Scotland, and promoting inclusive growth, then we must have a properly resourced local government to deliver the essential...
22 November 2017

COSLA budget comment

Commenting on today's Budget, Councillor Kelly Parry COSLA's Community Wellbeing Spokesperson said: “COSLA is delighted to see that Government has listened to what COSLA and...
24 November 2017

Education Bill consultation

Council Leaders today (Friday) agreed that COSLA writes to the Deputy First Minister outlining their concerns around various elements contained within the Education Bill...