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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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13 September 2019

Scotland’s Councils will continue to engage with Europe

As the United Kingdom prepares to exit the European Union, Scotland’s most senior Councillor has announced that Scottish Local Government will continue to work closely with...
10 September 2019

New group to help prevent suicide

Lived experience panel announced.People affected by suicide will join a new panel to inform and educate on the ways to prevent suicide.The panel will be made up of those who have...
9 September 2019

Funding boost for Scotland’s school libraries

Scotland’s school libraries are being transformed with the support of a dedicated national programme aimed at improving literacy and boosting educational attainment.The national...
2 September 2019

COSLA interim Health and Social Care Spokesperson to step down

COSLA’s Health and Social Care Spokesperson Councillor Peter Johnston is to return to his role following a period of absence. Councillor Stuart Currie, who had been deputising for...
21 August 2019

President responds to end of Freedom of Movement

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said this afternoon (Monday): “COSLA and Scottish Local Government have worked hard to reassure EU citizens that they are welcome in...
21 August 2019

COSLA response to HMICS Report on Football

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said that she was delighted with today’s (Tuesday) report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland that shows councils...
20 August 2019

COSLA comment on changes to the school week

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "All schools are focussed on ensuring that children and young people benefit from a curriculum delivered across the school week. "It is a matter...
19 August 2019

COSLA comment on childcare expansion

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "This report shows that almost 20,000 children are already accessing increased hours of Early Learning and Childcare. "Since this data was...
19 August 2019

COSLA comment on building standards

A COSLA Spokesperson said in regard to the story today (Monday) on building standards:"While we agree that the implications of achieving the net zero target by 2045 are profound...
19 August 2019

COSLA comment on Council funding

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Distribution of funding is a joint process between Scottish Government and Local Government. Whilst complex, it is largely based on the principle of...