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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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16 August 2019

COSLA comment on music tuition

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Seeking to establish the cost of introducing entitlement to universal free instrumental music tuition would be extremely challenging. Such a change in...
16 August 2019

COSLA comment on self-funding fees

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Self-funding fees are agreed privately between an individual and the care home. "It is right that individuals and their carers should be able to...
15 August 2019

COSLA comment on Common Good Funds

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Underpinned by the Community Empowerment Act and wider legislation, local authorities will consult with and involve communities in all aspects of...
14 August 2019

The short list for the 2019 COSLA Excellence Awards is now available

The COSLA Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in Scottish local government.  As in previous years, judging the awards is undertaken in three parts. Teams of expert...
31 July 2019

COSLA comment on the National Transport Strategy Consultation

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said: "COSLA has worked with the Scottish Government on the development of the new National Transport Strategy. Whilst we support its...
30 July 2019

Long-list announced for the 2019 COSLA Excellence Awards

Applications for the 2019 COSLA Excellence Awards have now been marked and we are ready to publish the 2019 long-list. If your project is listed below then congratulations!...
4 July 2019

COSLA and Scottish Government sets out blueprint for improving the mental health of children and young people

COSLA and the Scottish Government have jointly published the recommendations of the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce and set out a blueprint for improving the...
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...