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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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28 June 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON THE NATIONAL NHS WORKFORCE PLAN

Cllr Peter Johnston, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said: “We welcome working in partnership with the Scottish Government on the development of a National...
 
28 June 2017

MORE TRAINEE NURSES AND MIDWIVES

National workforce plan for future NHS staffing.An estimated 2,600 extra nursing and midwifery training places will be created over the next four years as part of wide-ranging...
 
30 June 2017

COSLA PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT ELECTED

Councillor Alison Evison (Labour, Aberdeenshire) has been elected as the 15th President of COSLA and only the third female President of the organisation following a meeting of the...
 
30 June 2017

COSLA RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT EDUCATION PROPOSALS

Scotland’s Council Leaders today (Friday) raised real concerns about the impact of removing  democratic accountability from Scotland’s education system. Commenting...
 
3 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON SPRINKLERS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS IN SCOTLAND

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scottish local authorities and housing associations have been working first and foremost to provide reassurance to tenants following the Grenfell Tower...
 
6 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON CYBER CRIME

A COSLA Spokesman said: “This is a fine balancing act for councils. However Scotland’s Councils are well prepared to prevent the type of cyber-attack we saw hit the NHS in the...
 
10 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

"The COSLA position, as articulated to DWP via a letter from David O'Neill back in March, (following Council Leaders endorsement) is that in light of the impacts emerging that the...
 
11 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR EDUCATION REGIONS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “It remains unclear to us what the overall financial implications of these proposals are.“We would expect new and additional cash for any proposed...
 
11 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON CLADDING STANDARDS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scottish local authorities and housing associations have been seeking to reassure our tenants following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. “The cladding...
 
12 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST PARTY RE: SCHOOL SUBJECTS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “This is a very narrow question designed to get a specific response and we all know that statistics can be made to say what you want them to. ...