The Standards Commission is an independent body whose purpose is to encourage high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors and those appointed to the boards of devolved public bodies.
Feedback on the Hearings Survey
3rd August 2016
Review of feedback from the Hearing Survey and the Standards Commission's comments are available to view at the following link Hearing Survey - Report.
Survey on the Hearing Process
27th May 2016
We are keen to ensure that we reflect best practice and are continually striving to improve our processes in respect of how we manage and conduct Hearings. If you are someone who has attended a Hearing and/or has been involved in the process within the past 6 months (commencing January 2016), we are interested in your views and feedback on the different aspects of the Hearing. We would, therefore, be grateful if you would consider completing a short survey, which is broken down i...
Professional Briefing 9
30th March 2016
Contains information about: The Standards Commission's Strategic Plan for 2016/2020 Future plans in respect of the Guidance on the Councillors' Code of Conduct A survey about the management of Hearings Learning outcomes from recent Hearings You can find Professional Briefing 9 and all of our previous issu...
Press Release: LA/An/1772 - Cllr Colin Brown
16th March 2016
A Hearing Panel of the Standards Commission for Scotland recently concluded a Hearing into allegations of misconduct made against Councillor Colin Brown of Angus Council. If you would like to view a press release about this case, please click the link below: Press Release &nbs...
Health and Social Care IJBs - Standards Officer Appointments
2nd March 2016
The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Register of Interests) Regulations 2003 requires the Standards Commission to approve the Standards Officer of devolved public bodies, where that body has no employees. This applies to Health & Social Care Integration Joint Boards(IJBs). The Standards Commission has agreed an approval process with the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Health and Social Care Integration, under which the Chief Officers of IJBs&nb...
Revised Guidance on the Councillors' Code of Conduct
1st March 2016
The Standards Commission has revised its Guidance on the Councillors' Code of Conduct. The Revised Guidance can be found here.
Re-launched Website for Standards Commission
15th January 2016
Welcome to our re-launched website! Please take a look around and contact us with any comments! Thank you.
Professional Briefing 8
8th January 2016
Contains information about: Revised Guidance on the Councillors' Code of Conduct The Standards Officer Workshop and the new Guidance for Members of Devolved Public Bodies Health and Social Care Integration Joint Boards Hearings since the last Briefing You can find Professional Briefing 8 and...
Press Release: LA/EL/1654 - Cllr Paul McLennan
16th November 2015
A Hearing Panel of the Standards Commission for Scotland recently concluded a Hearing into allegations of misconduct made against Councillor Paul McLennan of East Lothian Council. If you would like to view a press release about the case, please click the link below: Press Release: LA/EL/1654 - Councillor Paul McLennan of East Lothian Council
Hearing of the Standards Commission
30th October 2015
The next Hearing of the Standards Commission, into the conduct of Councillor Paul McLennan, an elected member of East Lothian Council, will be held on Friday 13 November 2015 at 9.30am. This will take place at the Town House, High Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4DA. Further details on this case, including the sections of the Councillors' Code of Conduct alleged to have been breached are available on the O...