A report published today by the Accounts Commission, into the
state of Year 2000 preparedness in each of Scotland's councils has been welcomed by COSLA president Norman Murray.
The report follows a rigorous review of councils by the commission's
Commenting on councils' Blue status, which, according to Action 2000's
traffic light system, means there should be no material disruption to
council services, cllr Murray said: 'This is extremely good news
which clearly shows that councils have followed up on the public commitment made by their leaders earlier this year, to take effective action to beat the bug.
'Great credit must go to staff in councils who have worked extremely hard to tackle this very difficult problem, with both dedication and professionalism.'
Mr Murray concluded by urging caution: 'However, there can be no
complacency by councils and the considerable progress which has been made to date, must be sustained, in order to ensure that there will be no disruption to vital public services provided by councils as a result of the millennium date change.'