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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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1 February 2019

COSLA comment on homelessness

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Local Government is committed to tackling homelessness. Our frontline staff work tirelessly to prevent and respond to those presenting at our services...
1 February 2019

COSLA welcomes overwhelming support from UNISON for pay deal

Councillor Gail Macgregor said: “I am absolutely delighted with today’s announcement that UNISON members have signalled their overwhelming support for this deal.“This is a result...
31 January 2019

COSLA Budget Statement

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said: "I welcome the movement made by the Scottish Government today in recognition of the essential services Local...
29 January 2019

COSLA comment on Pupil Equity Fund

A COSLA spokesperson said: "This is a perfect illustration of why the Pupil Equity Fund gives neither councils nor employees the security we need."It is short term funding which...
25 January 2019

COSLA comment on winter preparedness

Councillor Steven Heddle, COSLA Environment and Economy Spokesperson said:"Local Authorities take winter preparedness and maintenance extremely seriously. It is arguable that...
25 January 2019

COSLA comment on teacher pay

At a meeting in Edinburgh today, (Friday), Scotland’s Council Leaders agreed to support a Scottish Government Policy Intervention in acknowledgement of recruitment and retention...
24 January 2019

COSLA comment on EIS survey results

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "COSLA, and our members Councils, are working hard across Scotland to address issues which contribute to on-going pressures on our teaching work force...
22 January 2019

Committee backs principle of free music tuition

Councillor Stephen McCabe, COSLA’s Children and Young People Spokesperson said: “The report from the Education and Skills Committee in relation to instrumental music tuition...
15 January 2019

COSLA comment on Additional Support Needs

A COSLA spokesperson said: "In line with GIRFEC, the needs of the child are the primary driver when considering provision for pupils with additional support needs."Local...
11 January 2019

Business Gateway launches drive to increase business growth across Scotland

From space asteroid mining and artisan bacon production to the renovation of a gin distillery, the Scottish economy has received a major boost after more than 53,000 customers...