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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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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...
16 May 2019

Local governance review: joint statement

A joint statement from The Scottish Government and The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) on the local governance review. Democracy Matters to...
3 May 2019

COSLA comment on 'Stay in Scotland' campaign

COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Board today (Friday) issued a rallying call for Scottish Local Government to back the ‘Stay in Scotland’ Campaign and to encourage EU Nationals to get...
23 April 2019

COSLA comment on waste management

Councillor Steven Heddle, COSLA’s Environment and Economy Spokesperson said: "We have been recognising for some time the challenges that the ban presents to local authorities...