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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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5 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCHOOL LIBRARY PROVISION

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “COSLA is aware that school library provision has changed. This is as a result of cuts to local government budgets whilst ringfencing certain...
 
2 May 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON THIRD SECTOR FUNDING

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Councils are currently constrained by the series of one-year financial settlements they receive from Scottish Government. We are fully aware of the...
 
27 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO REFORM SCOTLAND REPORT ON PUPILS EQUITY FUND

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The use of public money requires guidance to ensure it is used in line with the expectations of the policy. This is a SG piece of guidance which...
 
24 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO AGE SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Local authority social care services are coming under increasing pressure as the number of older people requiring care is growing, with their needs...
 
19 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO OBESITY ACTION SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “A great deal of work has been done to improve the standards of school meals over the years and the 2014 joint COSLA and Scottish Government guidance ‘...
 
13 April 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF DEFECTS FOUND AT SCHOOL BUILDINGS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The safety of public buildings is of the highest priority for local authorities. When problems were first identified with schools in Edinburgh, local...
 
29 March 2017

COSLA PRESIDENT RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE 50 LETTER

Responding to the publication today of the Article 50 letter, COSLA President, Councillor David O’Neill said:"While Scottish Council Leaders wanted to stay in the European Union,...
 
9 March 2017

£25 MILLION FOR LOCAL REGENERATION

£25 Million For Local RegenerationGrants to support 29 community projects across country.Local areas across Scotland are set to benefit from a share of £25 million to help...
 
7 March 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO ACCOUNTS COMMISSION OVERVIEW REPORT 2017

The Accounts Commission is 100% correct in its analysis that new councillors elected in May face major challenges – COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said today (Tuesday...
 
2 March 2017

COSLA STATEMENT ON CHILD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME REPORT & SYSTEMS REVIEW

Councillor Stephanie Primrose, COSLA's Education, Children & Young People Spokesperson said:"The issue of child protection is of utmost importance to our members and it is...