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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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27 September 2018

COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference to welcome First Minister

Entitled “Our Agenda” the COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference gets underway in St. Andrews two weeks today (Thursday 11th, Friday 12th October).This year we are...
26 September 2018

Transient visitor tax news release from COSLA

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor has today (Wednesday) backed the City of Edinburgh Council’s local consultation on their transient visitor levy as...
26 September 2018

COSLA comment on autism report

A COSLA spokesperson said: "Local authorities are committed to providing the right support to all children and young people to ensure that they get the best from their education....
25 September 2018

COSLA comment on the Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit)(Scotland) Bill

COSLA is generally positive towards the proposed Bill. It is important that any proposal to change the speed limit to 20mph is resourced and is practical for Local Government to...
22 September 2018

COSLA comment on public sector pay

COSLA Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Gail Macgregor said:"No one is pretending the austerity of the past decade has been anything other than extremely challenging for the...
20 September 2018

COSLA response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report

COSLA response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on impact of EEA migration in the UK published this week. Councillor Elena Whitham, COSLA Community Wellbeing...
19 September 2018

COSLA comment on local government pension funds

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "We know that administering authorities and pension funds take their responsibilities seriously and operate within both their legal and fiduciary duties...
18 September 2018

COSLA comment on community council funding

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Decisions such as these are rightly and properly a matter for local determination. Absolutely up to each local authority to decide the amount of...
18 September 2018

COSLA President comment on Brexit readiness

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said: "COSLA’s position was a strong one for remaining a member of the EU."However we started contingency planning with and on behalf of...
18 September 2018

DigitalBoost doubles up on award nominations

DigitalBoost, the support programme that has helped thousands of Scottish SMEs enhance their digital skills, has been shortlisted for two major business awards.Delivered by...