Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) was established in 1975 as the representative voice of Local Government in Scotland. COSLA has two office locations in Scotland. Its headquarters are in Edinburgh, with an additional office in Glasgow. COSLA also has a small satellite office in Brussels. COSLA provides political leadership on national issues, and works with all of Scotland’s Local Authorities to improve local services and strengthen local democracy. The Migration, Population and Diversity (MPD) team within COSLA works specifically on key issues relating to migration in Scotland. The team has responsibility for a broad range of policy issues relating to migration in Scotland including work related to the UK immigration system, asylum seekers, refugees and current resettlement programmes, and population and demographic change in Scotland.

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