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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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11 January 2019

Business Gateway launches drive to increase business growth across Scotland

From space asteroid mining and artisan bacon production to the renovation of a gin distillery, the Scottish economy has received a major boost after more than 53,000 customers...
10 January 2019

COSLA comment on UNITE's rejection of pay offer

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said: "I am bitterly disappointed with today’s decision by UNITE to recommend rejection of the pay offer. Especially as it...
10 January 2019

COSLA comment on Local Government Pension Scheme

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "There is no LGPS merger proposed. all that’s happening is a consultation on structure options is taking place. COSLA has responded but we don’t have...
10 January 2019

COSLA comment on AASC contract

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "The new AASC contract starts in September 2019 and there will be a period of transition to the new contracts prior to this. "Glasgow is currently the...
20 December 2018

COSLA welcomes readiness for empowerment report

Stephen McCabe, COSLA Children and Young People Spokesperson said:  “The findings of the readiness for empowerment in Scotland’s schools inspection report show that strong...
20 December 2018

Christmas message from the COSLA President

"At COSLA we have been working to show that Scotland remains a welcoming and outward looking country. We will continue this work in 2019."Across Scotland, many essential council...
19 December 2018

COSLA response to Unison Local Government Committee

Commenting on the decision taken today (Wednesday) by the Unison Local Government Committee to recommend acceptance of the Employers offer COSLA's Resources Spokesperson...
19 December 2018

COSLA welcomes the launch of the Children & Young People Mental Health Taskforce Delivery Plan

COSLA is grateful for the work of the jointly commissioned taskforce in its initial considerations and putting together this initial delivery plan for its work.Local government...
18 December 2018

COSLA response to individual allocations

Commenting following the individual allocations, from the draft Budget, for each of Scotland’s 32 councils today (Monday) COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor...
12 December 2018

Value of Local Government services not recognised in budget – says COSLA

COSLA said it was disappointed that the value of the essential services provided by Scottish Local Government has not been recognised by the...