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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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21 March 2018

Government agrees to consultative rights for local government post BREXIT

COSLA, working with the other UK local authority associations last night (Monday) secured an important victory in the Brexit negotiating process with the Government agreeing that...
 
20 March 2018

COSLA Convention meets in Paisley

Scotland’s leading councillors will meet in Paisley later this week as COSLA’s full Convention descends on Renfrewshire.Hosted by Renfrewshire Council, the COSLA Convention will...
 
16 March 2018

COSLA comment on attainment gap figures

COSLA's Children and Young People Spokesperson Councillor Stephen McCabe said: “While COSLA welcomes these figures, we are deeply aware that a lot of work is still needed to...
 
12 March 2018

26 million pounds for local regeneration

Communities across Scotland will benefit from a share of £26 million to support local regeneration.A total of 24 projects will be awarded funding in 2018/19 as part of the...
 
8 March 2018

Improvement Service Appoints Interim Chief Executive

The Improvement Service today (Thursday) announced the appointment of an interim Chief Executive, initially for 8 months, who will succeed Colin Mair, who retires at the end of...
 
7 March 2018

COSLA response to the Minister for Local Government and Housing

Responding to the Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart’s comments earlier today (Wednesday) on the most recent set of recommendation from the Homelessness and...
 
5 March 2018

Fife confirms its climate commitment

Fife Council strengthens its commitment to climate change action and our reputation for sustainability. Fife’s people, businesses and environment depend upon the way we reduce...
 
5 March 2018

COSLA welcomes triggering of the Bellwin Scheme

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison has this afternoon welcomed the announcement that Ministers will consider financial assistance for local councils under the Bellwin Scheme...
 
3 March 2018

COSLA response to Scottish Government financial support due to bad weather

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison has this afternoon welcomed the announcement that Ministers will consider financial assistance for local councils under the Bellwin Scheme...
 
1 March 2018

COSLA OFFICE CLOSED

1st and 2nd March: The office will remain closed today, and will remain so until Monday 5th March. Staff will still be contactable by email / mobile or telephone during...