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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.


New Member of the Commission - Mr Michael McCormick

16th February 2017

The Standards Commission is pleased to announce that Mr Michael McCormick was appointed as a Member of the Standards Commission on 1 February 2017. Mr McCormick is currently also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of NHS 24 and he periodically performs the role of selector at assessment centres operated by the College of Policing. Mr McCormick previously competed thirty years in policing in Scotland, serving with Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Lo...

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Cancellation of Hearing

15th February 2017

The Standards Commission for Scotland has cancelled a Hearing that was due to take place on 21 March 2017 in respect of Councillor Kathleen Howie of Perth and Kinross Council. The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life (CESPLS) referred a complaint to the Standards Commission for Scotland about the alleged conduct of Councillor Kathleen Howie of Perth & Kinross Council.  The substance of the allegation was that Councillor Howie had contravened the Councillors’...

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