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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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14 January 2020

Well-resourced councils crucial to inclusive economic growth

The membership body for Scotland’s councils has highlighted the role of local authorities in creating and supporting economic growth that works for all of our citizens. The...
13 January 2020

COSLA welcomes budget announcement as finance secretary responds to councils' pressure

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of an early Scottish Budget.COSLA has been calling on the Cabinet...
13 January 2020

COSLA kicks off Scottish Budget campaign with warning to all

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has launched a campaign to persuade the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP to invest in Scotland’s councils before it is too...
8 January 2020

Time to act or communities will suffer

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has warned the Scottish Government that it risks causing further suffering amongst Scotland’s communities if it does not adequately...
7 January 2020

COSLA writes to chancellor to warn of significant risks to councils over budget delay

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has warned the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the deep risk facing Scotland’s Councils as a result of delaying a UK Budget...
6 January 2020

Budgets are at breaking point warns COSLA President

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison has today (Monday) warned that years without fair funding for Scottish Local Government has meant that councils’ budgets are at breaking...
18 December 2019

UK’s first integrated workforce plan published

Scotland will introduce the UK’s first integrated health and social care workforce plan, which includes the creation of a new national thrombectomy service.Created in partnership...
7 November 2019

Diverse challenges to recycling for Scotland’s councils must be addressed

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has responded to the Scottish Government’s launch of a consultation on proposed legislation in the Circular Economy Bill....
4 November 2019

A local champion: Gail Macgregor

A local champion: Gail MacgregorBy: Kerry Lorimer (published in Public Finance magazine) Kerry Lorimer meets Gail Macgregor, resources spokesperson for the Convention of...
18 October 2019

COSLA unveils human trafficking guidance for Scottish local authorities

COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson Councillor Kelly Parry has launched new human trafficking guidance for Scotland’s 32 local authorities. Speaking at the Anti-Slavery...