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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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9 October 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO COUNCIL FUNDING SHORTFALL MEDIA QUERY

A COSLA Spokesperson commented: “COSLA is in talks with the Scottish Government regarding the spending review and will be presenting a strong case that Local Government...
 
9 October 2017

DIGITALBOOST MAKES IT A HAT-TRICK OF AWARD NOMINATIONS

A support programme that has helped thousands of Scottish SMEs enhance their digital skills has been shortlisted for its third major award this year.DigitalBoost, delivered by...
 
6 October 2017

2017 WINNERS SHOWCASE THE BEST OF SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The 2017 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured eight Scottish Councils and their partners for outstanding quality of service to the public. Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire,...
 
2 October 2017

TOMORROW’S WORLD - COSLA AND IMPROVEMENT SERVICE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

Entitled “Tomorrow’s World” the COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference gets underway in Crieff later this week (Thursday 5th, Friday 6th October).The keynote event in the...
 
29 September 2017

A WAY FORWARD FOR IMPROVEMENT-FOCUSED COLLABORATION IN EDUCATION IS AGREED

Today (Friday) the Leaders of Scotland’s Councils agreed the outcome of constructive dialogue between local government and the Scottish Government which delivers a collective...
 
18 September 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON TEACHER MENTAL HEALTH

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scottish Local Authorities provide dedicated support for all employees who experience mental health problems. All of our employees are valued public...
 
17 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON COMMUNITY PAY-BACK ORDERS

A COSLA Spokesperson commented: "We share concerns over the need for community pay-back orders to start as soon as possible after the sentence. Doing this is key to reducing later...
 
12 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE BARCLAY REVIEW

Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) statement by Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, in response to the Barclay Review - COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson...
 
11 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON LAUNCH OF SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S 'NUISANCE CALLS COMMISSION ACTION PLAN'

Councillor Kelly Parry, COSLA’s Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing and Chair of the Trading Standards Scotland Governance Board said: “I warmly welcome the launch of the...
 
9 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON CAMPAIGN FOR FREE/CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL FOR CARERS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Councils are committed to supporting carers flexibly, so that they can continue their caring role and have a life alongside caring. Given the squeeze...