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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,

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2 May 2018

Funding for fuel poverty and energy efficiency

FM announces allocation of £54.5 millionFunding of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by First Minister Nicola...
1 May 2018

Local Government fully committed to early learning and childcare expansion

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said: “As was clearly evident from the meeting of Council Leaders on Friday, local government is fully committed to early...
30 April 2018

£568m for affordable housing

Increased funding to ensure councils can deliver more homes.More affordable homes will be delivered across Scotland this year following a £35 million increase to council...
27 April 2018

Almost a billion pounds to fully fund childcare

Funding package agreed in partnership with COSLA.Almost a billion pounds will be invested annually to fund the huge expansion of early learning and childcare, transforming the...
26 April 2018

COSLA comment on Additional Support Needs

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Local authorities take a child centred approach, in line with GIRFEC, and work with partner agencies to put in place the support that children and...
19 April 2018

COSLA comment on recycling charter

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s Councils are fully committed to recycling and have a good record in doing so. Some of the issues raised are recognised by local government...
18 April 2018

COSLA comment on public subject choices due to associated costs

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The educational outcomes for our young people are key for all Scottish councils. However, the facts are that we are delivering services in a context of...
17 April 2018

COSLA comment on ASN pupil teacher ratios

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Children’s outcomes are key for all Scottish councils. We ensure that children and families are supported by professionals as and when this is required...
6 April 2018

COSLA comment on exclusions due to weapons in school

A COSLA spokesperson commented: “Scottish Councils treat any violence incident in school with the utmost seriousness. As with all matters relating to criminal activity, we work in...
6 April 2018

Extra £10 million for road maintenance

Assistance for councils following extreme weather.Local authorities are set to benefit from extra funding to cover the cost of roads maintenance and make additional repairs to...