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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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30 June 2017

COSLA PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT ELECTED

Councillor Alison Evison (Labour, Aberdeenshire) has been elected as the 15th President of COSLA and only the third female President of the organisation following a meeting of the...
 
28 June 2017

MORE TRAINEE NURSES AND MIDWIVES

National workforce plan for future NHS staffing.An estimated 2,600 extra nursing and midwifery training places will be created over the next four years as part of wide-ranging...
 
28 June 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON THE NATIONAL NHS WORKFORCE PLAN

Cllr Peter Johnston, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said: “We welcome working in partnership with the Scottish Government on the development of a National...
 
28 June 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE - INCREASING INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We welcome the announcement by Scottish Government that recognises that local authorities have increased their spending in education – over and above...
 
22 June 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO QUERY ON UNPAID COUNCIL TAX

A COSLA Spokesperson commented: "Councils have an excellent track record in collecting unpaid Council Tax, as the published collection rate underlines. Let us be clear it is...
 
22 June 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S ENTERPRISE AND SKILLS REVIEW

Reacting to the publication today of the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Review, a COSLA Spokesperson said that it was how Scotland now gets down to business that will...
 
21 June 2017

COSLA COMMENT SUPPORTING SUBMISSION OF EVIDENCE TO THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ON HOMELESSNESS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “It has been encouraging to see the Committee turn its attention to homelessness and the variety and strength of responses to their inquiry shows that...
 
16 June 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO LATEST PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Responding to the information contained in the latest public sector employment statistics, a COSLA Spokesperson said:“Job losses in councils has been an ever present for a number...
 
16 June 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO UNISON REPORT ON PUBLIC SECTOR RECRUITMENT CRISIS DUE TO AGEING WORKFORCE

Responding to the UNISON report, a COSLA Spokesperson said: "We welcome the UNISON research and the contribution it makes to the work we are all engaged in. UNISON has said that...
 
14 June 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ON EDUCATION

The Scottish Government has endeavoured to pull off a conjuring trick by pretending that Councils still have a role in the delivery of education COSLA said today (Thursday).A...