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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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9 December 2016

CUTS TO COUNCILS WILL HIT ALL OUR CHILDREN SAYS COSLA

COSLA today (Friday) said that a cut to local government funding from central government next week will make the gap in education even wider. Speaking in advance of the...
 
8 December 2016

COSLA SAYS ANOTHER CUT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WILL IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OF THE NATION

COSLA today (Thursday) said that a cut to local government funding from central government next week will have severe consequences for the health of the nation.Speaking in advance...
 
7 December 2016

COUNCILS HOMELESSNESS EFFORT UNDER THREAT IF FUNDING CUT SAYS COSLA

Speaking today (Wednesday) in advance of the Scottish Government laying out its spending plans for next year, COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson Councillor Harry McGuigan...
 
6 December 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTLAND'S PISA RANKINGS

Councillor Stephanie Primrose, COSLA’s Education Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s councils do a good job in relation to the education and nurturing of the whole child and whilst it...
 
6 December 2016

ANOTHER CUT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS THE WRONG ROAD TO GO DOWN, SAYS COSLA

COSLA today (Tuesday) said that a cut to local government funding from central government next week is both a wrong and dangerous road to go down.  Speaking in advance of the...
 
5 December 2016

COSLA SAYS ANOTHER CUT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WILL RESULT IN SEVERE JOB LOSSES

COSLA today (Monday) said that a cut to local government funding from central government next week will have severe consequences for jobs across the country.Speaking in advance of...
 
30 November 2016

CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION ON STRENGTHENING LOCAL DEMOCRACY COMMENTS ON SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT DEBATE

Speaking as Chair of the Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy, Cllr David O’Neill commented on today's debate in the Scottish Parliament as follows:“Today’s debate is an...
 
29 November 2016

DESPITE THE DIFFICULTIES, SCOTLAND’S COUNCILS ARE MANAGING FINANCES WELL SAYS AUDIT SCOTLAND

COSLA’s Finance Spokesperson Councillor Kevin Keenan said that he was very pleased with the recognition from the Accounts Commission that Scotland’s councils had managed their...
 
21 November 2016

CUTS TO COUNCILS MEAN CUTS TO THE POOREST PEOPLE WITHIN COMMUNITIES

COSLA has today (Monday) warned governments in both Westminster and Holyrood that cuts to councils mean cuts to communities and primarily the poorest people within communities....
 
18 November 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF EUROPE TO SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

By Councillor Harry McGuigan, COSLA’s Spokesperson on Europe"Scotland’s Council Leaders agreed unanimously, pre- referendum, that the benefits of staying in the EU considerably...