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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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26 May 2018

More than £4 million pounds for educational psychologists

Funding expected to support up to 30 new trainees annually.Up to 90 educational psychology trainees will benefit from the first three years of a new funding package agreed in...
25 May 2018

COSLA comment on bullying in school

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s councils take the issue of bullying very seriously indeed and are committed to dealing with the issue. "We welcome the work which has...
25 May 2018

New national school clothing grant

Thousands to benefit from minimum £100 grant.An estimated 120,000 families will benefit from a new £100 national minimum school clothing grant in Scotland as a result of...
25 May 2018

COSLA President is supporting PROCESSIONS on Sunday 10th June 2018

The President of COSLA, Councillor Alison Evison is joining thousands of women and girls across the UK who will walk together as part of a mass participatory artwork to celebrate...
24 May 2018

COSLA comment on GMB ballot

Councillor Gail Macgregor, COSLA’s resources Spokesperson said: "COSLA’s pay offer for 2018/19 to the entire local government workforce is in line with the new public sector pay...
21 May 2018

COSLA comment on SPICe Report Local Government Finance Figures 2013-14 to 2018-19

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “There is no doubt that Councils have suffered the brunt of cuts in recent years and the simple truth is that Scotland’s councils have no room left to...
18 May 2018

COSLA comment on school meals

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scotland's Councils are committed to giving all of our children a healthy, nutritious meal everyday. “Councils do the very best they can and we have...
18 May 2018

COSLA comment on equal pay claims

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The first thing to say is that it is not for COSLA to comment on equal pay agreements that are made at an individual level with authorities.“What I can...
18 May 2018

COSLA comment on self-direct support

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Councils have been supportive of the self-directed support agenda and remain committed to making it work. SDS represents a significant shift in social...
17 May 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...