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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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28 November 2017

Accounts Commission report reinforces COSLA call for Fair Funding

Today’s (Tuesday) Overview Report from the Accounts Commission is a timely and accurate reflection of the precarious financial position Scotland’s Councils finds themselves in and...
27 November 2017

COSLA comment on activity levels

A COSLA Spokesperson commented:“Scottish Councils provide a range of opportunities to support children and young people to be active. We also work with key partners such as Health...
24 November 2017

Education Bill consultation

Council Leaders today (Friday) agreed that COSLA writes to the Deputy First Minister outlining their concerns around various elements contained within the Education Bill...
22 November 2017

COSLA budget comment

Commenting on today's Budget, Councillor Kelly Parry COSLA's Community Wellbeing Spokesperson said: “COSLA is delighted to see that Government has listened to what COSLA and...
22 November 2017

Tackling Inequality Requires a Properly Resourced Scottish Local Government

If we are serious about tackling inequalities in Scotland, and promoting inclusive growth, then we must have a properly resourced local government to deliver the essential...
21 November 2017

COSLA response to Care Inspectorate report

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland’s councils take their duty to children in their care very seriously and treat their responsibility in this area with the utmost seriousness...
17 November 2017

COSLA comment on property maintenance

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland's Councils are continuing to do what they can against the back drop of continued austerity and year on year cuts to our budgets."As our fair...
16 November 2017

COSLA comment on childminders and the expansion of early learning and childcare

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "All local authorities have submitted their expansion plans and all 32 include provision for working with childminders. Our position at COSLA is that...
16 November 2017

COSLA calls for fair funding for Scottish Local Government

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget statement next week, COSLA today (Thursday) launched a 10-page factual document entitled “Fair Funding for Essential Services” laying out the case...
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...