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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,

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18 February 2020

Budget in current form will devastate communities, councils warn

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has warned that the Scottish Government’s Budget will hit vulnerable communities the hardest.COSLA has warned the Government that it...
6 February 2020

The budget reality is that a crisis remains

COSLA said it was disappointed that once again the Scottish Government has presented a Budget for Local Government that looks much better than the reality behind the figures....
5 February 2020

COSLA welcomes publication of the new National Transport Strategy

The Scottish Government has unveiled its new National Transport Strategy.Introducing the Strategy, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael...
5 February 2020

Local Government Responds to The Final Publication Of The Independent Care Review

Local Government welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Care Review and encourages all partners to work together to ensure we build a care system that meets the needs...
5 February 2020

Independent report shows need for real investment in Local Government

The Local Government Benchmark Framework Report released by the Improvement Service at the end of last week illustrates perfectly why the Scottish Government must invest in...
27 January 2020

COSLA response to launch of 'Migration: Helping Scotland Prosper'

In response to the First Minister’s launch of the Scottish Government policy paper ‘Migration: Helping Scotland Prosper’, COSLA President, Councillor Alison Evison, has stated:“...
24 January 2020

Family leave for councillors

The role of being a Councillor and having the privilege of representing your community should be open to all COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said today (Friday)....
17 January 2020

Role of councils in meeting climate change targets will be undermined without fair funding

The key role of local authorities in meeting ambitious climate change targets for 2045 will be undermined unless the Scottish Government provides a fair settlement for councils in...
16 January 2020

The Wellbeing of Scotland's citizens at risk COSLA warns

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has signalled that the wellbeing of Scotland’s citizens is at risk in this year’s budget.Councils are worried that if the...
15 January 2020

We risk another generation of children growing up in poverty warn councils

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has expressed alarm that a generation of Scottish children could continue to live in poverty and be unable to realise their...