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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.

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.

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/S/1336 Hearing Cllr Alasdair MacPherson Stirling Council 12/05/14 The Royal Hotel, 55 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4HG Breach of paragraphs 3.2-3.5, 7.1-7.4; Annex C paragraphs 2 and 20 Suspension Download PDF
LA/R/1397 Hearing Cllr Mark Macmillan Renfrewshire Council 06/03/14 Glynnhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB Breach of paragraphs 5.3, 5.5 and 5.10 Suspension Download PDF
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