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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 or Sean Torrens, Policy Assistant (Media and Communications), 0131 474 9215, sean@cosla.gov.uk 

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7 November 2019

Diverse challenges to recycling for Scotland’s councils must be addressed

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has responded to the Scottish Government’s launch of a consultation on proposed legislation in the Circular Economy Bill....
 
4 November 2019

A local champion: Gail Macgregor

A local champion: Gail MacgregorBy: Kerry Lorimer (published in Public Finance magazine) Kerry Lorimer meets Gail Macgregor, resources spokesperson for the Convention of...
 
18 October 2019

COSLA unveils human trafficking guidance for Scottish local authorities

COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson Councillor Kelly Parry has launched new human trafficking guidance for Scotland’s 32 local authorities. Speaking at the Anti-Slavery...
 
8 October 2019

Challenge Poverty Week - Fife Council and Living Wage Ambitions

Challenge Poverty WeekDay Three – Living WageFife CouncilThis week is #ChallengePovertyWeekEvery day this week COSLA is putting the spotlight on a different Scottish local...
 
8 October 2019

Challenge Poverty Week - Perth & Kinross Council's Scottish Welfare Fund Team

Challenge Poverty Week Day Two – Scottish Welfare FundPerth and Kinross CouncilThis week is #ChallengePovertyWeekWe’re putting the spotlight on a different local authority every...
 
7 October 2019

Challenge Poverty Week - Blog

COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson Councillor Kelly Parry on what actions Scotland's local authorities are taking to tackle poverty. Tackling child poverty is one of the...
 
3 October 2019

President of COSLA writes to Speaker of the House of Commons

The President of COSLA, Councillor Alison Evison has this week written to The Rt Honourable John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons condemning the use of inflammatory...
 
3 October 2019

New Guidance on Family Leave for Councillors

New guidance on Family Leave for Councillors has been agreed by Council Leaders for circulation to Scottish Councils for them to consider adopting on a voluntary basis. Developing...
 
30 September 2019

Joint Response from COSLA and Scottish Government - Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group report

Over the past decade, we, as a country, have made real progress in reducing deaths by suicide, but there is still more to do. We firmly believe that every life matters and no...
 
24 September 2019

Time to invest in unique role of Local Government says COSLA

COSLA to tell Committee that serious financial challenges lie ahead.To ensure sustainable communities across Scotland, Local Government’s unique role in designing and delivering...