Council umbrella body Cosla has warned that funding cuts mean local government performance is “simply unsustainable” longer term.
Scotland’s largest union for local government workers has announced its members have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new pay offer.
Unite union members have voted to reject the latest pay offer from Cosla for local government workers, increasing the threat of industrial action.
The speed and scale of Brexit preparations by Scottish councils is increasing the risk of errors, Cosla’s president has warned.
Scottish councils’ allocations in the draft budget put at risk the delivery of essential services next year, according to local government body Cosla.
Moray Council leader continuing campaign for more cash after Scottish Government budget announcement
The leader of Moray Council says the fight is continuing to ensure it gets a better funding deal from the Scottish Government.
The Education Secretary has suggested some councils do not “recognise the value” of teaching children to play musical instruments, during questioning about charges for the service by MSPs.
Trade unions representing local government workers have sent out a joint letter demanding an improved pay offer to avert strike action.
Calls for Moray to be put forward for Scottish pilot scheme to establish negotiated sites for travellers
Moray could be put forward for a new pilot scheme in Scotland which would establish negotiated sites for travellers.
Investment of £1 billion has been announced by the Scottish Government to help rebuild and refurbish schools in Scotland.
Families across the north and north-east will benefit from grants for school uniform.
Council workers have been urged by a trade union to reject a pay rise amid claims it would “only increase disparity” between staff and bosses.
A young refugee has revealed touching details about his new life - and warm welcome - on a Hebridean island for the first time.
The Scottish Government and Cosla have been called on to intervene after allegations Moray Council is being run as an “undemocratic dictatorship”.
A dispute erupted last night over fears that an “error” has left north and north-east councils facing a further funding cut by the Scottish Government.
Moray Council is weighing up the consequences of raising council tax by more than the 3% allowed by the Scottish Government.
New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard branded the chancellor’s Autumn Budget a failure – and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said Britain had plunged “deep in the relegation zone”.
North-east Labour councillor Alison Evison has been elected president of the body which governs local authorities in Scotland.
Crunch talks will take place on whether Aberdeen City Council will re-join the negotiating body Cosla at the first full meeting of the authority after the election.
Councils across the north will consider a "collective response" to the latest expected cut in their government grants as a result of this week's budget statement.
The president of the umbrella group for Scotland's councils has branded the SNP's tax plans "an offence against local democracy".
The woman who holds the top job at Argyll and Bute Council has today been announced as the new chief executive of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla).
Opposition councillors in Aberdeenshire will not be allowed to claim expenses for attending meetings representing the local authority on a national stage.
A senior north-east councillor has called on the local authority to cover the expenses of opposition members representing the council on the national stage.
Councils in north-east Scotland are facing crippling budget cuts following John Swinney's budget.
Argyll and Bute Council could have its funding slashed by the Scottish Government after it failed to meet strict teacher recruitment targets.
Moray Council could have its funding slashed by the Scottish Government after it failed to meet strict teacher recruitment targets.
A furious row broke out yesterday between Aberdeen City Council's ruling administration and the opposing SNP group over the decision to withdraw from a national body.
George Osborne has announced English councils will be handed control of business rates - prompting calls for the Scottish Government to follow suit.
A north-east council has bucked the trend by being the only Scottish local authority to increase its workforce.
Local authorities across the north and north-east have been urged to sell off vacant buildings and empty plots of land to ease the financial burden on taxpayers.
Aberdeenshire council chiefs claim they "don't understand the logic" behind four Scottish authorities dropping out of a local government umbrella body.