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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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14 November 2017

COSLA response to NSPCC Report on Child Sexual Abuse

“Scottish Local Authorities consider the safety and wellbeing of children in our communities as the highest priority. We know that a multi-agency approach works best for children...
14 November 2017

COSLA comment on settlement agreements

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Authorities use settlement agreements in particular circumstances, where by mutual consent, the employee will leave the organisation. It is agreed...
13 November 2017

All levels of government must work together to address climate change – says COSLA.

Cllr Steven Heddle, COSLA Spokesperson for Economy and Environment, attending the UN COP 23 meeting in Bonn said that all levels of government must work together to address...
8 November 2017

COSLA comment on pension funds

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The Scottish Local Government Pension Funds make investment decisions in line with their fiduciary duty and legal obligations. Accountability lies...
7 November 2017

COSLA comment on council salt stocks

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s Councils take their duty in this area very seriously indeed. Councils have Resilience plans are in place for the whole winter. Salt stocks...
3 November 2017

COSLA comment on council parks and greenspaces

A COSLA Spokesperson commented: “Scotland's Councils are committed to Community Wellbeing and making local communities as pleasant as possible."COSLA is currently in talks with...
2 November 2017

Consultation on mainstreaming in education launched today

Local Authorities and Scottish Government share the commitment to inclusive education and have worked together with partners over many years in the to the development of...
29 October 2017


Landmark Agreement with COSLA ReachedPeople across Scotland will now have a say in how  £100 million of council funds will be used in their communities.Council leaders have...
27 October 2017


A spokesperson for COSLA said: “Discussions with the Scottish Government over the local government settlement for 2018/19 are underway and clearly pay inflation will be an...
23 October 2017


A COSLA Spokesperson said: “COSLA welcomed the new power to introduce rates relief locally. It is nonetheless entirely at Councils’ local discretion whether to use these powers...