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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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6 September 2018

COSLA comment on pay negotiations

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said: "COSLA’s Policy on pay parity across the workforce means that we have to be fair to all of our workforce. That is...
5 September 2018

COSLA comment on primary school start dates

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "This is rightly and properly a matter for local democratic decision making. "Councils take a child centred approach to children’s services...
3 September 2018

COSLA comment on councils contracts and the local economy

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "As local government budgets continue to be cut- this is one real example of the impact the decision to do this has on local economies. "Councils...
2 September 2018

COSLA comment on Scottish Pension Funds and fracking

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "We know that administering authorities and pension funds take their responsibilities seriously and operate within both their legal and fiduciary duties...
30 August 2018

Helping older people to live independently

Strategy will address isolation, loneliness and improve access to housing.Older people are being helped to understand how their housing choices will impact on their lives as they...
28 August 2018

Council leaders from across Scotland to meet in Forfar

Leading Councillors from the length and breadth of Scotland will head for Angus later this week as the COSLA Leaders Meeting gathers in Forfar on Friday morning.Hosted by Angus...
24 August 2018

COSLA comment on free access to sanitary products for students

Free sanitary products will be available to pupils, students and learners at schools, colleges and universities. Councillor Alison Evison, COSLA President said: "Councils work...
21 August 2018

More support for parents

New engagement plan to improve links between home and school.The first ever national action plan to encourage and support all parents to be fully involved in their child’s...
21 August 2018

Comment piece from COSLA Children and Young People Spokesperson

COSLA Children and Young People Spokesperson, Councillor Stephen McCabe"One of the key priorities for local government across Scotland is to ensure that every child, regardless of...
16 August 2018

COSLA comment on Trade Union facility time reporting

A COSLA spokesperson said: “Good industrial relations rely on effective engagement with employees and their representatives. Trade Union facility time is an important component of...