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Cases

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.

Our Cases

Details of recent Standards Commission Hearings are provided in the table below.

Hearings start at 9:30 unless otherwise stated here.

LA/AS/1963 & 1993 will commence at 12:00.

LA/NL/1936 will commence at 10:00.

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.

Standards Commissions Scotland
Case Ref. Decision on Referral Respondent(s) Organisation Hearing Date/Time Venue Decision on Breach Decision on Sanction Press Release Written Decision
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
LA/SB/1503 Hearing Cllr Alastair Cranston Scottish Borders Council 10/10/14 Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Breach of paragraphs 5.6 and 5.7 Suspension Download PDF