This section contains details about Hearings to be held by the Standards Commission and the procedures to be followed. It also contains information about decisions the Standards Commission have made.
- LA/WL/1882 & NHS/Lo/1872
- LA/E/1737 & LA/E/1751
- LA/As/1963 & 1993
- LA/R/1946 & 1973
- LA/AB/1967, LA/AB/1969, LA/AB/1972/A,B, LA/AB/1979/A,B,C and LA/AB/1986
- LA/Mi/2166 & LA/Mi/2169
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- Hearing Process Guide and Rules
Details of recent Standards Commission Hearings are provided in the table below.
Hearings start at 9:30 unless otherwise stated here.
If there is no entry in the Hearing Date / Time column, the date for the Hearing is still to be arranged.
Press Releases are available to download within five working days of the conclusion of the Hearing.
Full Written Decisions are available to download within 25 working days of the conclusion of the Hearing.
Information about Hearings & Cases will be kept for five years from the date Standards Commission’s decision. After this, details about the case will be removed from the website and will no longer be available, in line with the Standards Commission’s Case Reports File Retention Policy, a copy of which can be found here.
Given that the Standards Commission is publicly funded, we seek to ensure best value by holding Hearings in a building of the Council or Body the Respondent is a Member of wherever possible.
|Case Ref.||Decision on Referral||Respondent(s)||Organisation||Hearing Date/Time||Venue||Decision on Breach||Decision on Sanction||Press Release||Written Decision|
|LA/Fi/2176||Hearing||Cllr Linda Holt||Fife Council||30/04/19||Start at 10:00. Venue tbc|
|LA/SL/2153||Hearing||Cllr Gerry Convery||South Lanarkshire Council||04/04/19||Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA|
|LA/Mi/2166 & LA/Mi/2169||Hearing||Cllr Colin Cassidy, Cllr Margot Russell and Cllr John Hackett||Midlothian Council||To be confirmed|
|LA/As/2173||Hearng||Cllr Paul Johnston||Aberdeenshire Council||18/03/19||Start: 10 am. Cadell Room, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE|
|LA/An/2134||Hearing||Cllr Brian Boyd||Angus Council||20/02/19||Angus House, Orchardbank, Forfar, DD8 1AN|
|LA/AB/2125||Hearing||Cllr Gary Mulvaney||Argyll and Bute Council||18/01/19||The Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, 38 East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, G84 7PG||Breach of paragraphs 5.3 and 5.7||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/An/2094||Hearing||Cllr Richard Moore||Angus Council||19/11/18||Angus House, Orchardbank, Forfar, DD8 1AN||Breach of paragraphs 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/I/2113||Hearing||Cllr Luciano Rebecchi||Inverclyde Council||21/09/18||Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, PA15 1LY||Breach of paragraphs 5.3, 5.5, 5.7, 5.10(ii) and 7.4||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/As/2062||Hearing||Cllr Anne Allan||Aberdeenshire Council||28/08/18||Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB||Breach of Paragraph 4.22||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/CES/2091||Hearing||Cllr Finlay Cunningham||Comhairle nan Eilean Siar||03/07/18||City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE||Breach of Paragraph 4.20||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/Fi/2050||Hearing||Cllr David MacDiarmid||Fife Council||25/04/18||Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT||Breach of paragraphs 3.1, 3.2, 7.3 and 7.4||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/DG/1929||Hearing||Former Cllr Tom McAughtrie||Dumfries & Galloway Council||13/02/18||Meeting Room 2, Council Headquarters, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DD||Breach of paragraphs 3.1, 3.2 and 3.16||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/Fi/2044||Hearing||Councillor Tim Brett||Fife Council||05/02/18||Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT||Breach of paragraph 3.16||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/E/2028||Hearing||Cllr Frank Ross||City of Edinburgh Council||29/11/17||City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE||Breach of paragraphs 4.2 and 4.20||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/AB/1967, LA/AB/1969, LA/AB/1972/A,B, LA/AB/1979/A,B,C and LA/AB/1986||No Action||Cllr Roderick McCuish & Cllr Richard Trail||Argyll & Bute Council||02/10/17||N/A as no Hearing||Download PDF |