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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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3 August 2018

COSLA comment on exit packages for council workers

A COSLA Spokesman said: "Councils have undergone incredible transformational change and reduced many senior posts over the last few years in order to become even more streamlined...
2 August 2018

COSLA comment on Serco

Councillor Elena Whitham, COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson said:"It is hugely concerning that UK Government policy is resulting in Serco making around 300 asylum seekers who...
30 July 2018

COSLA comment on countryside rangers

A COSLA Spokesperson: "COSLA recognises the important role which countryside rangers provide. Local Government has faced serious financial constraint in recent years which has...
30 July 2018

COSLA comment on recent Care report

A Spokesperson for COSLA said: "I think the main message coming out of today’s report is the need for urgent partnership working across the public and voluntary sector to meet the...
29 July 2018

COSLA comment on electric vehicle chargers

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Our understanding is that these figures (showing council plans to build electric vehicle charging points) will reflect electric vehicle charging points...
29 July 2018

COSLA comment on teacher early retirement

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scottish Local Government is generally doing everything that it can to seek to attract more teachers.   "However, the recruitment and...
27 July 2018

COSLA comment on housing development and sustainable travel

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "We recognise that building more homes is vital to communities. Developing active travel also is a priority for councils. The local planning process...
26 July 2018

COSLA comment on public service pension funds

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "We know that administering authorities and pension funds take their responsibilities seriously and operate within both their legal and fiduciary duties...
24 July 2018

COSLA comment on Significant Case Reviews (SCRs)

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Local authorities are committed to working with partners to protect and support children, young people and their families. Reflecting on and sharing...
20 July 2018

COSLA comment on waste recycling

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland’s councils are fully committed to recycling and have a good record in contributing to improving national recycling rates. We have, as a joint...