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.
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.
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/1758||Hearing||Cllr Michael Breslin||Argyll and Bute Council||19/10/16||Lothian Chambers, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1RN||Breach of paragraph 3.3 and paragraph 20 of Annex C||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/H/1693||Hearing||Cllr Roderick Balfour||The Highland Council||17/05/16||Town House, High St, Inverness, Highland, IV1 1JJ||Breach of paragraph 3.1||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/D/1714||Hearing||Cllr Ken Guild||Dundee City Council||13/06/16||Dundee City Council, City Chambers, 19 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY||Breach of paragraphs 3.14 and 3.15||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|NPA/LLT/1781||Hearing||Mr Owen McKee||Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority||12/04/16||Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Carrochan, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG||Breach of paragraphs 5.6 and 7.11||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/An/1772||Hearing||Cllr Colin Brown||Angus Council||15/03/16||Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank, Forfar, DD8 1AN||Breach of paragraphs 5.2, 5.3, 5.10||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/AC/1720 & 1743||Hearing||Cllr Willie Young||Aberdeen City Council||12/01/16||Aberdeen City Council, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY||Breach paragraph 3.14||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/C/1640||Hearing||Cllr Archie Drummond||Clackmannanshire Council||14/04/16||Clackmannanshire Council, Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB||Breach of paragraphs 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5; Annex C paragraph 20||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/EL/1654||Hearing||Cllr Paul McLennan||East Lothian Council||13/11/15||The Town House, High Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4DA||Breach of paragraphs 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.7, 4.8 and 4.22||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/Fi/1501, 1516, 1518 & 1536||Hearing||Cllr Brian Thomson||Fife Council||14/07/15||Fife House, North Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT||Breach of paragraphs 5.7, 5.12, 5.13 and 7.12||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/AC/1520, 1521, 1523, 1524, 1529, 1532-35, 1537-1609, 1611 & 1613||Hearing||Cllrs Barney Crockett, Neil Cooney, Fraser Forsyth, Ross Grant, Jenny Laing, Ross Thomson and Willie Young||Aberdeen City Council||15/04/15||Aberdeen City Council, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY||No Breach||N/A||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/S/1509||Hearing||Cllr Cormick McChord||Stirling Council||24/03/15||Stirling Council, Municipal Buildings, 8-10 Corn Exchange Road, Stirling, FK8 2HU||Breach of paragraph 3.15||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/R/1525||Hearing||Cllr Andy Doig||Renfrewshire Council||11/03/15||The Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB||Breach of paragraph 3.2||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/WD/1493||Hearing||Cllr George Black||West Dunbartonshire Council||17/02/15||The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4SA||Breach of paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3; Annex C paragraph 20||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/EL/1494||Hearing||Cllr Fraser McAllister||East Lothian Council||14/01/15||Maitlandfield House Hotel, 24 Sidegait, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4BZ||Breach of paragraph 5.7||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/ER/1490||Hearing||Cllr Barbara Grant||East Renfrewshire Council||02/12/14||The Busby Hotel, Field Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8RX||Breach of paragraph 3.2||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |