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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, davidk@cosla.gov.uk

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31 December 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS RELEASE ON INJURIES AT WORK

Local Authorities are recognised as good employers by the Fair Work Convention. This is not only reflected in terms and conditions but also in a responsible and supportive...
 
3 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS RESOLUTION TO ‘GET IT RIGHT FOR GIRLS’

COSLA welcomes the work done by EIS and other organisations focusing on the difficulties faced by girls and young women in schools and into their adult lives. There is no doubt...
 
4 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON THE CROWN ESTATE IN SCOTLAND

COSLA’s Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability Cllr Stephen Hagan said: “COSLA welcomes the publication by Scottish Government of the consultation on the longer...
 
5 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO UNISON RELEASE STATING THERE IS NO HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS

Councillor Billy Hendry, COSLA Spokesperson for Strategic Human Resource Management said: "Councils do not for one minute underestimate or indeed undervalue the work...
 
6 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS RELEASE ON DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY REMAINING KEY TO DELIVERY OF EDUCATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE

COSLA welcomes the EIS response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Education Governance. We note that the EIS, like many of their counterpart associations, have found no...
 
11 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S PLANNING CONSULTATION

Councillor Stephen Hagan, COSLA Development, Economy and Sustainability Spokesperson said: “Similar to the publication of the independent review last year, we are going to...
 
19 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DRAFT CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

Councillor Stephen Hagan, COSLA Development, Economy and Sustainability Spokesperson said today (Thursday) that action must meet ambition if Scotland is to meet its climate change...
 
27 January 2017

SPELLING OUT #BUDGETREALITY

COSLA is to launch a social media campaign entitled #BudgetReality which will lay out in detail the real budget Councils have been given for next year.The campaign will also...
 
31 January 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS

Councillor Stephen Hagan, COSLA Development, Economy and Sustainability Spokesperson said:“Local government recognises the level of concern that can exist in communities about use...
 
2 February 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO THE RETURN OF £160 MILLION BACK TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Commenting on the return of £160 million back to local government COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “I am pleased that after months of successful lobbying through...