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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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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...
 
23 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...
 
23 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...
 
11 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON KNIVES IN SCHOOLS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “All Councils will have their own processes in place for such incidents. Councils treat any form of violence with the utmost seriousness.”
 
10 August 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON SCHOOL CLOTHING GRANTS

A COSLA Spokesperson said:  "Scotland’s Councils are committed to doing the very best for the communities they are elected to represent – especially those people in the most...
 
8 August 2017

CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF SCOTLAND'S YOUNG PEOPLE

COSLA celebrates the success of Scotland’s young people in achieving positive outcomes and positive destinations.Local Authorities across Scotland today welcome the publication of...
 
7 August 2017

AGENDA ARTICLE BY COUNCILLOR STEPHEN MCCABE

Agenda article by Councillor Stephen McCabe, newly appointed COSLA Spokesperson on Children and Young People, writing in a personal capacity."It may come as a surprise to some,...