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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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24 February 2017

COUNCILS CONTINUE TO DELIVER DESPITE FINANCIAL PRESSURES NEW REPORT SHOWS

Total Current spending by Scottish Councils has reduced by 11% in real terms from £17.18 billion to £15.30 billion in the last 6 years according to a new report out today (Friday...
 
28 February 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO REVENUE SURPLUS CLAIMS

COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “There have been various presentations and misrepresentations of the local government budget over the last couple of years which we...
 
1 March 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO ROUNDTABLE ON UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN

A roundtable meeting held today (Wednesday), between First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Equalities Secretary Angela Constance, and COSLA, local authorities and key stakeholders,...
 
2 March 2017

COSLA STATEMENT ON CHILD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME REPORT & SYSTEMS REVIEW

Councillor Stephanie Primrose, COSLA's Education, Children & Young People Spokesperson said:"The issue of child protection is of utmost importance to our members and it is...
 
7 March 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO ACCOUNTS COMMISSION OVERVIEW REPORT 2017

The Accounts Commission is 100% correct in its analysis that new councillors elected in May face major challenges – COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said today (Tuesday...
 
9 March 2017

£25 MILLION FOR LOCAL REGENERATION

£25 Million For Local RegenerationGrants to support 29 community projects across country.Local areas across Scotland are set to benefit from a share of £25 million to help...
 
29 March 2017

COSLA PRESIDENT RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE 50 LETTER

Responding to the publication today of the Article 50 letter, COSLA President, Councillor David O’Neill said:"While Scottish Council Leaders wanted to stay in the European Union,...
 
13 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF DEFECTS FOUND AT SCHOOL BUILDINGS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The safety of public buildings is of the highest priority for local authorities. When problems were first identified with schools in Edinburgh, local...
 
19 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO OBESITY ACTION SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “A great deal of work has been done to improve the standards of school meals over the years and the 2014 joint COSLA and Scottish Government guidance ‘...
 
24 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO AGE SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Local authority social care services are coming under increasing pressure as the number of older people requiring care is growing, with their needs...