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.
Appointment of New Commission Member
7th April 2017
The Standards Commission is pleased to announce that Mrs Patricia Stewart took up her appointment as a Member of the Standards Commission on 1 April 2017. Mrs Stewart was appointed to replace Mr Matt Smith, whose tenure ended on 31 March 2017. Mrs Stewart is currently also a Director of Peridot International Ltd, a consultancy focusing on project management, management and HR consultancy. Mrs Stewart has over 25 years’ experience in senior management...
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...
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’...