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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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27 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO REFORM SCOTLAND REPORT ON PUPILS EQUITY FUND

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The use of public money requires guidance to ensure it is used in line with the expectations of the policy. This is a SG piece of guidance which...
 
2 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON THIRD SECTOR FUNDING

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Councils are currently constrained by the series of one-year financial settlements they receive from Scottish Government. We are fully aware of the...
 
5 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCHOOL LIBRARY PROVISION

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “COSLA is aware that school library provision has changed. This is as a result of cuts to local government budgets whilst ringfencing certain...
 
9 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO ENQUIRY ABOUT TEACHER RECRUITMENT

A Cosla Spokesperson said: "This is an issue where there are some problems.  "It is for these issues that a joint workforce planning group has been established with COSLA,...
 
9 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITY QUERY

A COSLA spokesperson said: "Yes, councils have statutory responsibility for teacher recruitment."This [teacher recruitment and retention] is an issue where there are some problems...
 
10 May 2017

SCOTTISH DIGITAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME SHORTLISTED FOR UK AWARD

A digital support programme that has helped thousands of Scottish SMEs enhance their digital skills has been shortlisted for a UK national award, the Digital Leaders 100 (DL 100)....
 
10 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO PREJUDICE BASED INCIDENT MONITORING FORMS IN SCHOOLS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Recording and monitoring of bullying in schools is considered in the national anti-bullying strategy for Scotland as “essential”. Specifically in...
 
14 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO POT-HOLE RELATED BREAKDOWNS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland's Councils are committed to maintaining our local roads in as good a condition as is possible."This is not a simple task and roads have to...
 
16 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO CLAIM OF POLITICAL PARALYSIS HANGING OVER COUNCILS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The General Election is having no impact on councils. This is not an issue.“There is no disruption to Scottish Local government – Scotland’s councils...
 
19 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO UNISON SCOTLAND MEDIA RELEASE - INDUSTRIAL BALLOT

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The bottom line is that in the current financial climate this is both a fair and a reasonable offer that councils as employers have put on the table....