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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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18 May 2018

COSLA comment on self-direct support

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Councils have been supportive of the self-directed support agenda and remain committed to making it work. SDS represents a significant shift in social...
 
17 May 2018

COSLA comment on funeral expenses

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Local authorities understand that bereavement is a stressful time for families, and are committed to making costs as affordable and transparent as...
 
17 May 2018

Joint COSLA and Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund open for applications

The joint COSLA and Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is once again open for applications. RCGF is delivered in partnership with Scottish Government....
 
16 May 2018

COSLA to provide free access to sanitary products in all of its offices

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison has announced that from today (Wednesday) COSLA is to provide access to free sanitary products in its Edinburgh Headquarters and...
 
8 May 2018

COSLA comment on provision of school meal during holidays

"Local authorities have recognised that for many families food insecurity is a day to day reality. Many councils already provide additional support to low income families over and...
 
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...