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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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30 November 2018

Council Leaders back call for People's Vote

Scotland’s Council Leaders have today (Friday) backed the call for a People’s Vote in relation to Brexit. The decision was taken at a meeting of Council Leaders in Edinburgh...
30 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 5

Saturday 1st December marks the end of the first week of 16 Days of Activism. Today, COSLA takes the opportunity to shine a light on some of the events and initiatives organised...
29 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 4

Equally Safe is Scotland's strategy to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls. The Strategy and its associated Delivery Plan was developed by COSLA...
29 November 2018

COSLA comment on Local Government Overview Report

In welcoming the report out today (Thursday) from the Accounts Commission, which shows that despite a substantial cut in funding in 2017/18 councils continue to deliver essential...
28 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 3

COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, Cllr Kelly Parry, says, “The adoption of a gendered analysis of violence against women aligns Scotland’s Equally Safe strategic approach...
27 November 2018

Comment from Councillor Stephen McCabe on the Poverty and Inequality Commission report out today

Councillor Stephen McCabe, COSLA Children and Young People spokesperson said: “We welcome this report from the Poverty and Inequality Commission and the opportunity we had to...
27 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 2

Councillor Kelly Parry, COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, is clear about the importance Local Government places the prevention and eradication of violence against women and...
26 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day1

Yesterday, Sunday 25th November, was the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It also marked the first day of the International 16 Days...
22 November 2018

COSLA comment on Scottish Crown Estate Bill

COSLA Spokesperson for Environment and Economy Councillor Steven Heddle said: "COSLA welcomes the passage of the Scottish Crown Estate Bill by the Scottish Parliament yesterday."...
20 November 2018

COSLA response to EIS ballot

Responding to the outcome of the EIS ballot today (Tuesday) which has rejected the Employers pay offer, COSLA Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Gail Macgregor said:"I want to...