About Us

COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) is the representative voice of Scottish local authorities.  COSLA’s Migration, Population and Diversity team has responsibility for policy issues relating to migration to Scotland in all its forms (including asylum seekers and refugees), human trafficking, population and demographic change, and also provides oversight of equality and human rights issues.

COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership (CSMP) is a function of the Migration, Population and Diversity team.  It is one of a number of local authority-led Strategic Migration Partnerships based across the UK and works with partners from across the public, private and voluntary sector as a means of ensuring that Scotland is a welcoming place for new migrants.  Our key partners include Scottish local authorities, UK and Scottish Government and a host of other partners with an interest in migration issues in Scotland.