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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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6 September 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW STEPS TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS

In its Programme for Government the Scottish Government announced new steps to tackle homelessness.Responding on behalf of COSLA, Councillor Kelly Parry, Spokesperson for...
 
30 August 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE: COSLA CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Sally Loudon - Chief Executive of COSLA"Like all Chief Executive jobs there is no typical day or week; it’s the variety of challenges and opportunities that makes my job...
 
29 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO LAUNCH OF CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION

Councillor Kelly Parry has this morning (Tuesday) made the following statement in response to the launch of the Scottish Government’s campaign against human trafficking and...
 
25 August 2017

COSLA BACKS PAISLEY 2021

The body representing Scottish councils has backed Scotland’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) gave its backing to the Paisley...
 
25 August 2017

COSLA CONDEMNS TWO CHILD POLICY

Scotland’s Council Leaders have this afternoon (Friday) publicly condemned and stated their fundamental opposition to the UK Government’s two child limit policy and the exceptions...
 
24 August 2017

IT'S TIME WE PROPERLY VALUE OUR COMMUNITIES AND RE-THINK SOCIAL CARE

By Councillor Peter Johnston, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Wellbeing."Today sees the publication of a report by Audit Scotland which finds that a new care model is ‘not yet...
 
24 August 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON AUDIT SCOTLAND REPORT

Councillor Peter Johnston COSLA’s Health and Well-Being Spokesperson said: “COSLA welcomes Audit Scotland’s report which highlights the scale of the challenge councils and...
 
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...