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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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15 August 2018

More support for young people at risk of crime

Funding for whole system approach.Young people at risk of becoming drawn into serious offending will receive more co-ordinated support and early intervention, the Justice...
 
14 August 2018

COSLA comment on teacher vacancies

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "It is difficult to comment on numbers as these fluctuate over the school year. However, that aside we do have concerns in relation to vacancies. Both...
 
9 August 2018

COSLA response to Suicide Prevention Action Plan 'Every Life Matters'

The Scottish Government today published its 'Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters’. Responding to the Action Plan, COSLA’s Spokesperson for Health and Social Care...
 
5 August 2018

COSLA comment on school funding

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "A series of recent independent reports from a range of organisations are clear in their analysis that local government has taken  a real hit in...
 
5 August 2018

COSLA comment on local government funding

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "A series of recent independent reports from a range of organisations are clear in their analysis that local government has taken  a real hit in...
 
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...