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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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17 October 2018

COSLA comment on the launch of the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Strategic Plan

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Economic development continues to be a leading priority for local authorities, and central to that is inclusive growth tailored to local needs and...
 
16 October 2018

COSLA comment on proposed local goverment boundary changes in Scotland

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Whenever the number of councils is looked at it is interesting that the perceived wisdom is always less never more.  "This study is the...
 
12 October 2018

2018 winners showcase Scottish Local Government at its very best

The 2018 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured eight Scottish Councils and their partners for outstanding quality of service to the public.East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway,...
 
4 October 2018

COSLA comment on Scottish Government Financial Framework

COSLA's Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, Councillor Stuart Currie, said:"We welcome the publication of the medium term Financial Framework which brings together the...
 
4 October 2018

COSLA response to Teachers Unions rejection of a 3% pay offer backdated to April

Commenting on the Teachers Unions rejection of a 3% pay offer backdated to April, COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said:“At a time when the resources...
 
27 September 2018

COSLA comment on Glasgow City Council considering a working group for TVT

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor has welcomed the news that Glasgow City Council is considering setting up a working group by to look at Transient visitor...
 
27 September 2018

COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference to welcome First Minister

Entitled “Our Agenda” the COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference gets underway in St. Andrews two weeks today (Thursday 11th, Friday 12th October).This year we are...
 
26 September 2018

Transient visitor tax news release from COSLA

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor has today (Wednesday) backed the City of Edinburgh Council’s local consultation on their transient visitor levy as...
 
26 September 2018

COSLA comment on autism report

A COSLA spokesperson said: "Local authorities are committed to providing the right support to all children and young people to ensure that they get the best from their education....
 
25 September 2018

COSLA comment on the Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit)(Scotland) Bill

COSLA is generally positive towards the proposed Bill. It is important that any proposal to change the speed limit to 20mph is resourced and is practical for Local Government to...