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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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1 March 2018

COSLA OFFICE CLOSED

1st and 2nd March: The office will remain closed today, and will remain so until Monday 5th March. Staff will still be contactable by email / mobile or telephone during...
 
1 March 2018

COSLA Responds to DFM Comments on Early Learning and Childcare Policy

Responding to a request from John Swinney for Council Leaders to get on board with the Early Learning and Childcare Policy, COSLA’s Education Spokesperson Councillor Stephen...
 
27 February 2018

COSLA comment on Temporary Traffic Restriction Orders

Councillor Elena Whitham, COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson stated: "Yesterday Police Scotland confirmed to Scottish Local Government that they will be hosting a working...
 
26 February 2018

COSLA welcomes initial recommendations from the Poverty and Inequality Commission

Cllr Elena Whitham, COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson and Cllr Stephen McCabe, COSLA Children and Young Persons Spokesperson jointly stated:"COSLA welcomes the initial...
 
21 February 2018

Scottish Local Government needs long term sustainable funding

Scottish Local Government needs long term sustainable funding COSLA has said.COSLA reiterated that pay remains a major issue now that expectations have been raised by the removal...
 
19 February 2018

Pay remains a major issue, says COSLA

COSLA has said that it will be fully pressing the Scottish Government to make sure that additional resources for local government are built into future budgets.COSLA added that...
 
15 February 2018

COSLA comment on the Audit Scotland Early Learning and Childcare Report

Councillor Stephen McCabe, COSLA Spokesperson for Children and Young People, today (Thursday) welcomed the publication of the Audit Scotland report into Early Learning and...
 
12 February 2018

Councils continue to perform well for communities despite sharp reduction in spend.

Scotland’s Councils continue to perform well for their communities in terms of service delivery despite a sharp reduction in their finances according to a new report out today (...
 
9 February 2018

COSLA comment on homelessness

COSLA's Community Wellbeing spokesperson Cllr Whitham commented: "Councils recognise stable housing is critical to families and individuals. Getting it wrong means children’s...
 
8 February 2018

COSLA comment on care visits

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "We would not take a view on the merit of 15 minute visits in isolation because they can be an important part of a wider package of care. Furthermore,...