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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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18 September 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON TEACHER MENTAL HEALTH

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scottish Local Authorities provide dedicated support for all employees who experience mental health problems. All of our employees are valued public...
 
17 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON COMMUNITY PAY-BACK ORDERS

A COSLA Spokesperson commented: "We share concerns over the need for community pay-back orders to start as soon as possible after the sentence. Doing this is key to reducing later...
 
12 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE BARCLAY REVIEW

Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) statement by Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, in response to the Barclay Review - COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson...
 
11 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON LAUNCH OF SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S 'NUISANCE CALLS COMMISSION ACTION PLAN'

Councillor Kelly Parry, COSLA’s Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing and Chair of the Trading Standards Scotland Governance Board said: “I warmly welcome the launch of the...
 
9 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON CAMPAIGN FOR FREE/CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL FOR CARERS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Councils are committed to supporting carers flexibly, so that they can continue their caring role and have a life alongside caring. Given the squeeze...
 
6 September 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON ACCOUNTS COMMISSION REPORT ON 'EQUAL PAY IN SCOTTISH COUNCILS'

Commenting on the publication of the Accounts Commission report on ‘Equal Pay in Scottish Councils’, Councillor Gail Macgregor, COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson said: “COSLA...
 
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...