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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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17 April 2018

COSLA comment on ASN pupil teacher ratios

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Children’s outcomes are key for all Scottish councils. We ensure that children and families are supported by professionals as and when this is required...
6 April 2018

COSLA comment on exclusions due to weapons in school

A COSLA spokesperson commented: “Scottish Councils treat any violence incident in school with the utmost seriousness. As with all matters relating to criminal activity, we work in...
6 April 2018

Extra £10 million for road maintenance

Assistance for councils following extreme weather.Local authorities are set to benefit from extra funding to cover the cost of roads maintenance and make additional repairs to...
5 April 2018

Stopping bullying and harassment

Proposed changes to Councillors’ Code of Conduct.Ministers have published proposed changes to the Councillors’ Code of Conduct that will explicitly prohibit harassment and...
5 April 2018

COSLA response to Local Government overview report

COSLA has welcomed the report out today (Thursday) from the Accounts Commission which shows that despite a substantial cut in funding councils continue to deliver essential...
3 April 2018

COSLA comment on safety of school buildings

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s councils are committed to making the learning experience for all as safe and inspiring and the best it possibly can be. This includes the...
29 March 2018

Joint consultation with Scottish Government

Full statement from Councillor Stephen McCabe “COSLA is pleased to be carrying out this joint consultation with Scottish Government on the draft National Standard for...
28 March 2018

Clearer autism support

Better post-diagnosis support and awards in updated strategy.Autistic people and their families will receive tailored information about all the local support available to them,...
28 March 2018

Local Government values all of its workforce

Highly valued employees, delivering essential services for our communities, and equity across the workforce are priorities for local government COSLA said today (Wednesday).COSLA...
21 March 2018

Government agrees to consultative rights for local government post BREXIT

COSLA, working with the other UK local authority associations last night (Monday) secured an important victory in the Brexit negotiating process with the Government agreeing that...