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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, or Sean Torrens, Policy Assistant (Media and Communications), 0131 474 9215, 

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29 November 2018

COSLA comment on Local Government Overview Report

In welcoming the report out today (Thursday) from the Accounts Commission, which shows that despite a substantial cut in funding in 2017/18 councils continue to deliver essential...
28 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 3

COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, Cllr Kelly Parry, says, “The adoption of a gendered analysis of violence against women aligns Scotland’s Equally Safe strategic approach...
27 November 2018

Comment from Councillor Stephen McCabe on the Poverty and Inequality Commission report out today

Councillor Stephen McCabe, COSLA Children and Young People spokesperson said: “We welcome this report from the Poverty and Inequality Commission and the opportunity we had to...
27 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 2

Councillor Kelly Parry, COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, is clear about the importance Local Government places the prevention and eradication of violence against women and...
26 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day1

Yesterday, Sunday 25th November, was the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It also marked the first day of the International 16 Days...
22 November 2018

COSLA comment on Scottish Crown Estate Bill

COSLA Spokesperson for Environment and Economy Councillor Steven Heddle said: "COSLA welcomes the passage of the Scottish Crown Estate Bill by the Scottish Parliament yesterday."...
20 November 2018

COSLA response to EIS ballot

Responding to the outcome of the EIS ballot today (Tuesday) which has rejected the Employers pay offer, COSLA Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Gail Macgregor said:"I want to...
15 November 2018

COSLA comment on Audit Scotland report on health and social care integration

Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:“As today’s report clearly states, integration is beginning to make a demonstrable improvement to the...
5 November 2018

COSLA stresses vital role that Local Government plays in Scottish economy as it calls on the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work to help deliver inclusive growth for our communities.

Ahead of the budget negotiation period, COSLA today (5th November) launched a briefing document entitled Fair Funding for Essential Services 2019/20 which outlines in...
25 October 2018

COSLA comment on the UK Government Budget

Speaking ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget statement next week, COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said: “Through delivery of essential services – children’s...