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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 April 2019

COSLA comment on fly-tipping

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland’s councils take the issue of fly-tipping very seriously indeed. "While the practice of dealing with fly tipping varies across the country...
15 April 2019

COSLA comment on Gypsy/Traveller sites

COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, Councillor Elena Whitham said: "Gypsy/Travellers have a right to a nomadic lifestyle and today’s report shows that many families are...
15 April 2019

COSLA comment on local funding report

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "COSLA has long said that the current model for funding local government is not sustainable."We reiterated this point in our essential services campaign...
11 April 2019

COSLA comment on IJBs

Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA’s Health and Social Care Spokesperson said:  "Health and Social Care Partnerships are facing significant pressures as demand is...
11 April 2019

COSLA comment on the Accounts Commission report on safeguarding public money

Councillor Alison Evison, COSLA President said: "Today’s (Thursday) report from the Accounts Commission is a timely reminder of the many and varied pressures on Local Government....
10 April 2019

COSLA comment on future classroom numbers

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Every local authority does detailed roll projection and forward planning linked to local demographic changes. "Council school estate investment...
4 April 2019

COSLA comment on music tuition

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "No local authority takes the issue to charge for any service lightly. All local authorities very much value the role that music has in ensuring that...
4 April 2019

COSLA comment on business rates

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "COSLA welcomed the powers to reduce business rates under the Community Empowerment Act. However as we cautioned at the time, Councils could only...
3 April 2019

COSLA comment on Brexit

"There is no doubt that Councils are incurring significant additional costs right now in preparation for Brexit. "Our budget settlement made no mention of it including...
29 March 2019

Council Leaders avert strike action

Scotland’s council leaders have today (Friday) voted in favour of offering a revised pay offer to the teaching workforce at a COSLA meeting in East Lothian. COSLA Resources...