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/Fa/1392||Hearing||Cllr Robert Spears||Falkirk Council||17/02/14||Best Western Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk, FK1 5RY||Breach of paragraph 3.2||Censure||Download PDF |
|LA/SB/1291||Hearing||Cllr Ron Smith||Scottish Borders Council||10/07/13||Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA||Breach of paragraphs 5.7 and 7.12||Suspension||Download PDF |
|LA/Mi/1278||Hearing||Cllr Lisa Beattie and Mr Colin Beattie MSP (former Cllr)||Midlothian Council||18/06/13||Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 3LL||Breach of paragraphs 4.1, 4.18 and 4.19 of the Code and Regulation 4 of the Register of Interest Regulations 2003||Censure||Download PDF |
|LA/Fa/1264||Hearing||Cllr William F Buchanan||Falkirk Council||17/04/13||Best Western Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk, FK1 5RY||Breach of paragraph 3.16||Censure||Download PDF |
|LA/H/1231||Hearing||Cllr Kenneth MacLeod||The Highland Council||18/03/13||Townhouse, High Street, Inverness, IV2 1JJ||Breach of paragraphs 5.3, 5.6 and 7.15||Censure||Download PDF |
|LA/EL/1133 & 1138||Hearing||Cllr Barry Turner||East Lothian Council||10/02/12||Maitlandfield House Hotel, 24 Sidegate, Haddington, EH41 4BZ||Breach of paragraphs 7.3, 7.10 and 7.11||Suspension||Download PDF |