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
- 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/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 |
|LA/R/1946 &1973||Hearing||Cllr Paul Mack||Renfrewshire Council||23/10/17||Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1TR||Breach of paragraph 3.2||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/ED/1863||Hearing||Cllr Eric Gotts||East Dunbartonshire Council||22/08/17||Enterprise House, Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch G66 1XQ||Breach of paragraphs 3.3, 3.5, 3,14 and 3.15||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/G/1942||Hearing||Cllr William McAllister||Glasgow City Council||26/07/17||Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU||Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/E/1924||Hearing||Cllr Jim Orr||City of Edinburgh Council||11/07/17||Lothian Valuation Joint Board, 17a South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9FL||Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/As/1963 & 1993||Hearing||Cllr Alexander Duncan||Aberdeenshire Council||21/06/17||Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB||Breach of paragraphs 3.16, 3.19 and 7.10||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/NL/1936||Hearing||Cllr Marina Lyle||North Lanarkshire Council||05/06/17||Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Windmillhill St, Motherwell, ML1 1AB||Breach of paragraphs 4.18 and 4.19||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/WL/1824||Hearing||Cllr Angela Moohan||West Lothian Council||24/05/17||West Lothian Council, West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF||Breach of paragraphs 4.2, 5.7 and 5.10||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/E/1737 & LA/E/1751||Hearing||Cllrs Cameron Rose and Jeremy Balfour||City of Edinburgh Council||19/05/17||Mezzo Suite, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA||No Breach||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/NL/1940||Hearing||Cllr Rosa Zambonini||North Lanarkshire Council||06/04/17||North Lanarkshire Council, Dalziel Building 7 Scott Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PN||Breach of paragraphs 4.3 and 4.7||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/PK/1948||Referral withdrawn by CESPLS - see press release||Cllr Kathleen Howie||Perth and Kinross Council||01/01/17||Not Applicable - see press release||Download PDF |
|NB/SFRS/1919||Hearing||Mr Neil Pirie||Scottish Fire and Rescue Service||01/03/17||East Service Centre of the Fire and Rescue Service, 21 Claylands Road, Newbridge, EH28 8LF||No Breach||Not applicable - see Written Decision||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/AC/1876||Hearing||Cllr William Cormie||Aberdeen City Council||24/01/17||Council Chamber, Aberdeen City Council, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY||Breach of paragraphs 7.1, 7.3 and 7.4||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/WD/1879||Hearing||Cllr Tommy Rainey||West Dunbartonshire Council||22/11/16||West Dunbartonshire Council, Garshake Road, Dumbarton, G82 3PU||Breach of paragraphs 5.3, 5.7(ii), 5.9 and 7.12||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/WL/1882 & NHS/Lo/1872||Hearing||Cllr Frank Toner||West Lothian Council & Lothian NHS Board||24/11/16||Scotland’s Rural College, Oatridge Campus, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, EH52 6NH||Breach of paras 5.3, 5.6 & 5.12 of the Councillors’ Code and Breach of paras 5.3, 5.4, 5.8 & 5.12 of the Lothian NHS Board Code||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |