The Standards Commission for Scotland

Welcome to the website of the Standards Commission for Scotland. We are an independent public body, responsible for encouraging high standards of behaviour by councillors and those appointed to boards of devolved public bodies.

The role of the Standards Commission is to:

  • Encourage high ethical standards in public life; including the promotion and enforcement of the Codes of Conduct and to issue guidance to councils and devolved public bodies.
  • Adjudicate on alleged breaches of the Codes of Conduct, and where a breach is found, to apply a sanction.

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Use the menus at the top of the page to find out more about the Standards Commission and our work.  You can also find further information on the Codes of Conduct and the Standards Commission's Guidancetraining and support material and much more.

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Codes of Conduct

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