Introducing directly elected mayors in Scotland would give people a “local hero” to represent their communities, a think tank has insisted.
A lack of cash is preventing councils from “solving some of the problems facing our communities”, the president of local authorities body Cosla has said.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has pledged to see if cash can be found in the Scottish Government’s Budget to give care workers a pay rise.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has urged MSPs to back her tax and spending plans for the coming year – saying these provide a “solid foundation” from Scotland’s recovery from Covid-19.
Labour leadership contender Anas Sarwar has accused the SNP Government of “short-changing” Scotland’s councils by almost £4 billion in the last nine years.
Council leaders are demanding Scotland’s political parties commit to a “menu for change” in the run up to May’s Holyrood election – insisting this must include “fair funding” for local government.
The return of a parish council which became an internet sensation was watched by thousands on Wednesday night and dogged by repeated interruptions by members of the public.
MSPs have backed a bid to enshrine protections for local councils into Scots law – even though they questioned what impact the legislation will have.
Aberdeen City Council has been named as a finalist in a prestigious national award celebrating achievements in local government.