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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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21 March 2019

COSLA comment on littering

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "COSLA developed last year, together with the Scottish Government, new guidance on dealing with litter. This encourages a focus on prevention and making...
21 March 2019

COSLA response to Accounts Commission Overview Report

COSLA has welcomed the report out today (Thursday) from the Accounts Commission which chimes heavily with similar recent reports showing that despite substantial cuts in funding...
8 March 2019

Friday 8 March 2019 marks International Women’s Day

People all over the world will take part in activities and events celebrating women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements while calling for a more gender-...
7 March 2019

£20m of support for regeneration in local communities

More than 600 jobs to be created or supported.Communities across Scotland are to benefit from a share of £20.4m to support local regeneration activity.A total of 18 projects are...
6 March 2019

Report on policing at football is a regrettable missed opportunity, says COSLA

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said: "Today’s Report (Wednesday) is a regrettable missed opportunity. "With better handling and a more open process involving all the key...
6 March 2019

Gypsy/Travellers statement issued today

From Councillor Elena Whitham“Scotland’s Councils are committed to protecting and promoting the rights of Gypsy/Travellers, who should be respected members of our diverse...
5 March 2019

COSLA comment on football stadium safety

Councillor Alison Evison, COSLA President said: "We take the licensing of our stadiums very seriously. That is why we have a strong record of safety on football events activity. "...
1 March 2019

Pay deal agreed with Local Government workforce

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor today (Friday) expressed her absolute delight at securing a deal on pay with the SJC.Councillor Gail Macgregor said: "I am...
27 February 2019

More support needed for people made destitute by the immigration system

COSLA has today (Wednesday) launched new guidance on migrants’ rights to services provided by local authorities in Scotland. The resource is intended to support councils as they...
26 February 2019

COSLA comment on music tuition

A COSLA spokesperson said: "Every local authority recognises the value of music education and the contribution it makes to ensuring that children and young people get the very...