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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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22 June 2018

COSLA comment on GMB ballot

Responding to the position adopted by the GMB, COSLA Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Gail Macgregor said: “It’s the role of any trade union to seek to improve the terms...
19 June 2018

COSLA comment on library closures

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "This is rightly and properly an operational matter for individual councils based on local need and circumstance. What I can say, however, is that the...
19 June 2018

COSLA comment on local government's use of Twitter

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Twitter is a free and powerful communication tool to get local government’s message out to the general public. It’s a platform that connects local...
14 June 2018

New public health priorities for a healthier nation

Scotland is aiming to be a world leader in improving the public’s health. The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly published public health priorities for Scotland,...
13 June 2018

DigitalBoost shortlisted for two Scottish Public Sector awards

DigitalBoost, the digital support programme for Scotland’s SMEs, has been shortlisted for two national ICT awards at the Holyrood Connect Awards.The ‘Connect ICT Team Award’...
12 June 2018

COSLA comment on music tuition

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "This is rightly and properly an operational matter for individual local authorities."Each individual local authority will make decisions on...
11 June 2018

COSLA President supports the launch of the National Performance Framework

COSLA President, Councillor Alison Evison said: “I am delighted to add COSLA’s name to the National Performance Framework. “I want to add to the First Minister’s words and...
8 June 2018

COSLA comment on building safety and cladding

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Councils take their Community Safety role very seriously. COSLA is actively engaged, and working with colleagues in Scottish Government and Fire and...
6 June 2018

Aberdeenshire Council, COSLA and Scottish Government Represent Scotland at EU Sustainable Energy Week

Yesterday (6th June), Aberdeenshire Council, participated in the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) Policy Conference in Brussels. This event was led by the Convention of Scottish...
6 June 2018

COSLA comment on funeral expenses

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Local authorities understand that bereavement is a stressful time for families, and are committed to making costs as affordable and transparent as...