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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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3 July 2019

COSLA Responds to SPICe Report on Local Government Funding

In response to a report from the independent Scottish Parliament's Information Centre (SPICe) that highlighted a decrease in local government funding over several years, COSLA...
1 July 2019

Scotland’s councils are spending millions tackling holiday hunger

Commenting on the launch of a school holiday provision campaign, COSLA Children and Young People Spokesperson Councillor Stephen McCabe said:“Scotland’s children need to be able...
28 June 2019

Council Leaders pledge to continue to help resettle refugees

Scotland’s Council Leaders have today pledged to ensure that Scotland continues to play its part in resettling some of the most vulnerable people displaced from...
27 June 2019

COSLA Welcomes New Payment to Combat Child Poverty

COSLA welcomes the Scottish Government’s announcement yesterday that it will bring forward the delivery of the Scottish Child Payment to support low income families and to combat...
26 June 2019

New figures reveal positive economic boost as Business Gateway celebrates 10 years in the Highlands and Islands

Ten years on from when the Business Gateway network was established in the Highlands and Islands, new figures reveal the positive impact that the business advice service...
25 June 2019

COSLA Responds to Deputy First Minister’s Statement on Education Reform

Responding to the Parliamentary statement on education reform today from the Deputy First Minister, COSLA Children and Young People Spokesperson Councillor Stephen McCabe said:“...
24 June 2019

Thousands of Scottish businesses continue to receive free DigitalBoost training thanks to funding extension

Business Gateway is set to continue delivering Scotland’s national digital business skills training programme, DigitalBoost. The programme will help thousands of Scotland’s SMEs...
14 June 2019

Free sanitary products for students

Additional £5.5 million funding.  Pupils and students will continue to receive free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities through increased investment of up...
30 May 2019

COSLA and CLD Standards Council sign new Partnership Agreement

The CLD Standards Council and COSLA are delighted to have signed our new Partnership Agreement. The commitment to allow local authority staff time to participate in the committees...
30 May 2019

Suicide prevention training a vital part of a busy agenda for Council Leaders tomorrow

Scotland’s Council Leaders meet in COSLA tomorrow (Friday) for their monthly Leaders meeting to discuss and debate the key issues facing both local government and their...