The 2014 COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference took place on 13 and 14 March 2014 in St. Andrews. It was an opportunity for the Commission to expose its ideas to broader scrutiny and thinking.
The first day of the Conference was designed around the propositions that have so far emerged from the Commission’s work. You can watch webcasts of all of the sessions by selecting the name of the appropriate presenter, and view their presentation where available.
Click on the names to watch webcasts of each presentation
Decentralisation and Aggregation
Participation and Representation
Local Fiscal Empowerment
Councillor Kevin Keenan, COSLA
Geoff Mawdsley, Director, Reform Scotland
Don Peebles, Head of CIPFA Scotland
Councillor Jim Gifford, Leader, Aberdeenshire Council
Local Decision Making
You can also watch short interviews with Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning, and Sarah Boyack MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Local Government, giving their perspectives on the conference.