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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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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...
20 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...
16 August 2018

COSLA comment on summary report on the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group's 2017-18 Winter Initiative

Councillor Elena Whitham, COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson said:"I would like to add my thanks to the individuals and organisations who provided so much practical support to...
15 August 2018

COSLA comment on temporary homeless accommodation

Councillor Elena Whitham, COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson said:   "Councils across Scotland are currently working to deliver, by December 2018, Rapid Rehousing...
15 August 2018

More support for young people at risk of crime

Funding for whole system approach.Young people at risk of becoming drawn into serious offending will receive more co-ordinated support and early intervention, the Justice...
14 August 2018

COSLA comment on teacher vacancies

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "It is difficult to comment on numbers as these fluctuate over the school year. However, that aside we do have concerns in relation to vacancies. Both...
9 August 2018

COSLA response to Suicide Prevention Action Plan 'Every Life Matters'

The Scottish Government today published its 'Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters’. Responding to the Action Plan, COSLA’s Spokesperson for Health and Social Care...
5 August 2018

COSLA comment on school funding

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "A series of recent independent reports from a range of organisations are clear in their analysis that local government has taken  a real hit in...