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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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7 March 2018

COSLA response to the Minister for Local Government and Housing

Responding to the Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart’s comments earlier today (Wednesday) on the most recent set of recommendation from the Homelessness and...
8 March 2018

Improvement Service Appoints Interim Chief Executive

The Improvement Service today (Thursday) announced the appointment of an interim Chief Executive, initially for 8 months, who will succeed Colin Mair, who retires at the end of...
12 March 2018

26 million pounds for local regeneration

Communities across Scotland will benefit from a share of £26 million to support local regeneration.A total of 24 projects will be awarded funding in 2018/19 as part of the...
16 March 2018

COSLA comment on attainment gap figures

COSLA's Children and Young People Spokesperson Councillor Stephen McCabe said: “While COSLA welcomes these figures, we are deeply aware that a lot of work is still needed to...
20 March 2018

COSLA Convention meets in Paisley

Scotland’s leading councillors will meet in Paisley later this week as COSLA’s full Convention descends on Renfrewshire.Hosted by Renfrewshire Council, the COSLA Convention will...
21 March 2018

Government agrees to consultative rights for local government post BREXIT

COSLA, working with the other UK local authority associations last night (Monday) secured an important victory in the Brexit negotiating process with the Government agreeing that...
28 March 2018

Local Government values all of its workforce

Highly valued employees, delivering essential services for our communities, and equity across the workforce are priorities for local government COSLA said today (Wednesday).COSLA...
28 March 2018

Clearer autism support

Better post-diagnosis support and awards in updated strategy.Autistic people and their families will receive tailored information about all the local support available to them,...
29 March 2018

Joint consultation with Scottish Government

Full statement from Councillor Stephen McCabe “COSLA is pleased to be carrying out this joint consultation with Scottish Government on the draft National Standard for...
3 April 2018

COSLA comment on safety of school buildings

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s councils are committed to making the learning experience for all as safe and inspiring and the best it possibly can be. This includes the...