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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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28 December 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS WARNING ON MAINSTREAMING ON THE CHEAP

COSLA’s Education, Children, People Spokesperson Councillor Stephanie Primrose said: “COSLA believes that the principles of GIRFEC must be the basis of any decision of whether or...
 
24 December 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS RELEASE ON FESTIVE SCHOOL SHOWS BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

COSLA’s Education, Children, People Spokesperson Councillor Stephanie Primrose said: “All over the country, councils and schools have been holding festive shows bringing...
 
15 December 2016

COSLA COMMENT ON BUDGET STATEMENT

Commenting on the budget statement announced in Parliament this afternoon (Thursday) COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “COSLA can never endorse a reduction to the...
 
12 December 2016

COSLA AND SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AID PUBLISH GOOD PRACTICE GUIDANCE

COSLA and Scottish Women’s Aid published a good practice note on Commissioning Domestic Abuse Services last week, marking the end of this year’s 16 days of activism to end...
 
12 December 2016

CLEAR MESSAGE FROM COUNCIL LEADERS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING

COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said that Council Leaders had given COSLA a very clear message over the course of the last week that the Scottish Government have to treat...
 
9 December 2016

CUTS TO COUNCILS WILL HIT ALL OUR CHILDREN SAYS COSLA

COSLA today (Friday) said that a cut to local government funding from central government next week will make the gap in education even wider. Speaking in advance of the...
 
8 December 2016

COSLA SAYS ANOTHER CUT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WILL IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OF THE NATION

COSLA today (Thursday) said that a cut to local government funding from central government next week will have severe consequences for the health of the nation.Speaking in advance...
 
7 December 2016

COUNCILS HOMELESSNESS EFFORT UNDER THREAT IF FUNDING CUT SAYS COSLA

Speaking today (Wednesday) in advance of the Scottish Government laying out its spending plans for next year, COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson Councillor Harry McGuigan...
 
6 December 2016

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTLAND'S PISA RANKINGS

Councillor Stephanie Primrose, COSLA’s Education Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s councils do a good job in relation to the education and nurturing of the whole child and whilst it...
 
6 December 2016

ANOTHER CUT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS THE WRONG ROAD TO GO DOWN, SAYS COSLA

COSLA today (Tuesday) said that a cut to local government funding from central government next week is both a wrong and dangerous road to go down.  Speaking in advance of the...