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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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21 November 2017

COSLA response to Care Inspectorate report

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland’s councils take their duty to children in their care very seriously and treat their responsibility in this area with the utmost seriousness...
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...
27 November 2017

COSLA comment on activity levels

A COSLA Spokesperson commented:“Scottish Councils provide a range of opportunities to support children and young people to be active. We also work with key partners such as Health...
28 November 2017

Accounts Commission report reinforces COSLA call for Fair Funding

Today’s (Tuesday) Overview Report from the Accounts Commission is a timely and accurate reflection of the precarious financial position Scotland’s Councils finds themselves in and...
28 November 2017

COSLA comment on secondary ticketing sites

Fiona Richardson, Chief Officer for Trading Standards Scotland said: “Whilst there is undoubtedly a role for the secondary ticket market, a small number of individuals...
30 November 2017

COSLA rejects CMA appraisal of the Scottish Market as inaccurate

Cllr Peter Johnston, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care stated:“I am deeply disappointed that the CMA report has misrepresented the specific circumstances of Scotland...
7 December 2017

Local Governance Review

Review to strengthen local decision making.  Communities are to have their say on how more decisions can be taken at a local level.  The Scottish Government and COSLA...
12 December 2017

COSLA responds to National Improvement Framework report

Councillor Stephen McCabe, Spokesperson for Children and Young People said: “Local Authorities are absolutely committed to improving the lives of young people and their families...