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About Us

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.

Who We Cover

Local Authorities

The Councillors, or elected members, from each of Scotland's 32 Local Authorities have signed up to the Councillors' Code of Conduct.  The Councillors' Code of Conduct can be viewed by clicking here.

Each Councillor is required to register their interests in accordance with the provisions in the Councillors' Code of Conduct.  They are also required to update their register of interests within one month of a change occurring . All 32 Local Authorities publish a Register of Interests for their elected members. Links to each Local Authority's website are provided below.

Local Authorities

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Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeenshire Council
Angus Council
Argyll and Bute Council
Clackmannanshire Council
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Dundee City Council
East Ayrshire Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
East Lothian Council
East Renfrewshire Council
City of Edinburgh Council
Falkirk Council
Fife Council
City of Glasgow Council
Highland Council
Inverclyde Council
Midlothian Council
Moray Council
North Ayrshire Council
North Lanarkshire Council
Orkney Islands Council
Perth and Kinross Council
Renfrewshire Council
Shetland Islands Council
Scottish Borders Council
South Ayrshire Council
South Lanarkshire Council
Stirling Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
West Lothian Council

Public Bodies

The public bodies covered by the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 are required to produce their own Code of Conduct, based on the Model Code of Conduct for Members of the Boards of Devolved Public Bodies. The Model Code of Conduct for Members of Devolved Public Bodies can be found here. (INSERT LINK)

Links to the home page of the websites of all of the bodies covered by the 2000 Act are listed below.  Most of the bodies publish their Code of Conduct and Members' Register of Interests on their website.  If you are unable to locate the Code of Conduct or Member's Register of Interests for a specific body, please either contact that body directly or let us know. 

This list of bodies will change from time to time as new bodies are added to the remit of the Act and existing bodies are either removed from the remit of the Act or abolished altogether.  If you cannot find the body you are looking for on the list please contact the Standards Commission and we will check whether or not it falls within our jurisdiction.  

While care has been taken to ensure we only link to websites that are reputable, we have no control over the content of them.  The inclusion of links to other websites is for convenience only and does not imply any endorsement of the content of such sites.

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Individual Public Bodies

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Accounts Commission for Scotland
Architecture and Design Scotland
Bord na Gaidhlig
The Board of Trustees for the National Galleries of Scotland
The Board of Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland
Cairngorms National Park Authority
Care Inspectorate
(Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland)
Children's Hearings Scotland
Creative Scotland
Crofting Commission
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
National Waiting Times Centre Board
NHS 24
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Health Scotland
NHS National Services Scotland
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
Quality Meat Scotland
Risk Management Authority
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Scottish Agricultural Wages Board
The Scottish Ambulance Service Board
Scottish Canals
Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
Scottish Enterprise
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency
The Scottish Funding Council
Scottish Housing Regulator
The Scottish Legal Aid Board
Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Police Authority
Scottish Qualification Authority
Scottish Social Services Council
Sport Scotland
The Scottish Tourist Board
(Visit Scotland)
Scottish Water
Skills Development Scotland
The State Hospitals Board for Scotland
The Trustees of the National Library of Scotland
Water Industry Commission for Scotland

Community Justice Authorities

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Tayside Community Justice Authority

Further Education Colleges

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Aberdeen College
Angus College
Ayr College
Banff and Buchan College of Further Education
Borders College
Coatbridge College
Cumbernauld College
Dumfries and Galloway College
Dundee College
Fife College
Forth Valley College
Glasgow Clyde College
Inverness College UHI
Kilmarnock College
Lews Castle College
Moray College
Motherwell College
New College Lanarkshire
The North Highland College
Perth College
Stevenson College
Stow College
South Lanarkshire College
Scottish Rural College Edinburgh
West College Scotland
West Lothian College

NHS Boards

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NHS Ayrshire & Arran
NHS Borders
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Fife
NHS Grampian
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Highland
NHS Lanarkshire
NHS Lothian
NHS Orkney
NHS Shetland
NHS Tayside
NHS Western Isles

Regional Transport Partnerships

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Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership
North-East of Scotland Transport Partnership
Shetland Transport Partnership
South-East of Scotland Transport Partnership
South-West of Scotland Transport Partnership
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership