In a joint statement issued today (Friday) COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison and Community Well-Being Spokesperson Kelly Parry said:
“Equality, diversity and representation are key priorities for COSLA as we strive to identify changes in culture and practices that further open up Scotland’s democracy. We must work together actively to end violence and prejudice against the black community and local leaders must lead by example by showing our solidarity and support to all those experiencing racism. There is no place for racism in Scotland or indeed elsewhere.
“Yesterday at a virtual meeting of COSLA’s Leadership, Councillors emphasised that Black Lives Matter.
“We continue to urge people to #staysafe and maintain #physicaldistancing at all times.”