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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,

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6 April 2020

Coronavirus food fund

Support to put meals on tables.Families unable to access food as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will get support from local authorities with £30 million of new...
2 April 2020

COSLA comment on workforce guidance

COSLA has been urging Scottish Government to provide guidance to the Local Government workforce for the range of essential services it provides and we are pleased that this has...
1 April 2020

COSLA responds to Trade Unions' letter

Councillor Alison Evison, COSLA President, said: "Sadly these are difficult times and we are dealing with an issue the likes of which we have never seen before. I think that the...
31 March 2020

Council waste collections

Your local government workers are continuing to provide vital services during COVID-19 and prioritising those most essential.We will sometimes have to make some changes to our...
31 March 2020

Early Learning and Childcare expansion

Local authorities’ August 2020 deadline to deliver 1140 funded hours will be removed. Local authorities will no longer be legally obliged to deliver 1140 hours of funded...
30 March 2020

Council workers deserve our respect and support now more than ever says COSLA President

Local Government staff who are out delivering essential services at this time deserve our support and respect COSLA President Alison Evison, said today (Monday).  Councillor...
26 March 2020

COVID-19 Employee Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following FAQs have been developed jointly between COSLA and the SJC Trade Unions (UNISON, Unite and the GMB) to help Local Government employees understand the national COVID-...
24 March 2020

Supporting COVID-19 Key Workers

Here's some further guidance issued by Scottish Government this evening around Key Workers.Alison Evison, President of COSLA, said:“We recognise the extreme pressures faced by all...
24 March 2020

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 24th March

COSLA has prepared a fresh weekly briefing covering issues related to COVID-19 to help keep you up-to-date.Download the full PDF by clicking the image below: 
23 March 2020

COSLA comment on the First Minister's statements on 22nd March

Commenting this afternoon (Sunday) COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said:“Following the First Minister’s statement this afternoon – we urge everyone to listen and act in...