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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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23 August 2017

ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL RETURN TO COSLA

Commenting on the decision taken this afternoon (Wednesday) by Aberdeen City Council to return to COSLA, COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said:  “The first thing to...
 
22 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO BARCLAY REVIEW

Councillor Gail Macgregor, COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson said: “Whilst we are disappointed that the review did not seek to strengthen local democracy or enhance the...
 
14 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON TEACHER RECRUITMENT

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The issue of recruiting teachers has been problematic for a number of years and sadly remains so. There is no magic wand that can be waved as our young...
 
11 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON KNIVES IN SCHOOLS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “All Councils will have their own processes in place for such incidents. Councils treat any form of violence with the utmost seriousness.”
 
10 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON SCHOOL CLOTHING GRANTS

A COSLA Spokesperson said:  "Scotland’s Councils are committed to doing the very best for the communities they are elected to represent – especially those people in the most...
 
8 August 2017

CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF SCOTLAND'S YOUNG PEOPLE

COSLA celebrates the success of Scotland’s young people in achieving positive outcomes and positive destinations.Local Authorities across Scotland today welcome the publication of...
 
7 August 2017

AGENDA ARTICLE BY COUNCILLOR STEPHEN MCCABE

Agenda article by Councillor Stephen McCabe, newly appointed COSLA Spokesperson on Children and Young People, writing in a personal capacity."It may come as a surprise to some,...
 
4 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON EDUCATION GOVERNANCE

"COSLA is keen to work with the Government on a joint approach to regional collaboration. Local government recognises the benefits of partnership working and the sharing of good...
 
4 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON CONSULTATION RESPONSES - SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH HEALTHCARE NEEDS IN SCHOOLS

Councillor Stephen McCabe COSLA’s Children and Young People Spokesperson said: “We are clear that services should be integrated around the needs of each child in line with the...
 
1 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON CARE HOMES STANDARDS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “COSLA welcomes the Care Inspectorate figures which show that standards in care homes have been increasing steadily over the past three years. However,...