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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 October 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON TEACHER MENTAL HEALTH

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

COSLA RESPONSE TO BIELD CLOSING CARE HOMES ACROSS SCOTLAND

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "This decision has been taken by the Provider because of the long term unsustainable nature of the business model. Local Partnerships are considering...
 
11 October 2017

COSLA REPONSE TO MISSING CHILDREN IN EDUCATION

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “COSLA wishes to emphasise that we place the utmost importance on keeping children and young people safe. From our work with councils, we know that the...
 
10 October 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO FIRST MINISTER’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON MULTIYEAR EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE FUNDING

A COSLA Spokesperson said:“Local authorities across Scotland are committed to the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare and COSLA very much welcomes Scottish Government's...
 
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...