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Concluded Investigations Referred from CES

Detailed below is a list of cases referred to the Standards Commission for Scotland (Standards Commission) by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (CES).  Cases are only referred to the Standards Commission when the CES has concluded, following the completion of his investigation into an allegation of misconduct, that a councillor or member of a devolved public body has contravened the relevant Councillors' or Members' Code of Conduct.

In those circumstances, the CES will submit a report to the Standards Commission for Scotland under section 14 of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 ("the Ethical Standards Act").  Once this report is received, the Standards Commission may:

  • direct the CES to carry out further investigations
  • hold a Hearing, or
  • take no action

The table contains information relating to the alleged contravention, actions taken by the Standards Commission on receipt of the report from the CES, and details of any Hearing that may be scheduled in relation to the case.

This page will be updated with information on the outcome of any Hearing once the parties to the Hearing have been notified of the outcome in writing. Details of the Standards Commission's Hearing Rules, including the timescale for providing a written decision to the parties to a Hearing, can be viewed by clicking on the link in left menu called “Hearing Rules.”

For further details of a particular Hearing Decision, please click on the case reference in the table below or use the advanced search in the menu to the left. Details of allegation. Where a case is yet to be heard, an indication of the alleged breach is provided under the link entitled "Details of Alleged Breach" for each case.

Please note details of individual cases are removed and thereafter deleted, in line with the Standards Commission’s information retention policy.

Date Received Case Reference Respondent(s) Organisation Name Code Section Para(s) Commission Action Hearing Date & Time Hearing Venue Panel Decision Sanction Applied
04/03/2013
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/Mi/1278 Cllr Lisa Beattie and Mr Colin Beattie MSP (former Cllr) Midlothian Council Section 4: Registration of Interests
4.1
4.10
4.18
4.19
Hold a Hearing 18/06/2013 - 9:30am - 2:00pm Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3LL Breach Censure
24/01/2013
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/H/1231 Cllr Kenneth MacLeod Highland Council
Section 5: Declaration of Interests
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
5.3
5.6
7.15
Hold a Hearing 18/03/2013 - 9:30am - 11:30am Townhouse, High Street, Inverness, IV2 1JJ Breach Censure
19/12/2012
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/Fa/1264 Cllr William F Buchanan Falkirk Council Section 3: General Conduct 3.16 Hold a Hearing 17/04/2013 - 9:30am Best Western Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk FK1 5RY Breach Censure
14/12/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/EL/1133 & 1138 Cllr Barry Turner East Lothian Council Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
7.1
7.3
7.10
7.11
Hold a Hearing 20/02/2012 - 9:30am Maitlandfield House Hotel, 24 Sidegate, Haddington, EH41 4BZ Breach Suspension
08/09/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/E/1098 & 1108 Cllr Elaine Morris City of Edinburgh Council Section 3: General Conduct
3.14
3.15
Hold a Hearing 22/11/2011 - 9:30am - 3:00pm Best Western Edinburgh Capital Hotel, 187 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UG Breach Censure
29/07/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/G/1049 Cllr David Turner Glasgow City Council
Section 2: Key Principles of the Code of Conduct
Section 3: General Conduct
2.2
3.14
Hold a Hearing 01/12/2011 - 9:30am Jurys Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QC Breach Censure
06/05/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/NL/961 Cllr Paul Delaney North Lanarkshire Council
Section 3: General Conduct
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.10
3.15
3.16
3.20
20
Hold a Hearing 28/09/2011 - 9:30am North Lanarkshire Council, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB Breach Suspension
30/03/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/ER/1046C Cllr Mary Montague East Renfrewshire Council Section 4: Registration of Interests
4.2
4.3
4.7
4.20
Hold a Hearing 06/06/2011 - 9:30am The Busby Hotel, Field Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8RX Breach Censure
31/03/2010
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/SI/852 Cllr James Budge & Cllr Adam Doull Shetland Islands Council Section 5: Declaration of Interests
5.7
5.16
Hold a Hearing 08/07/2010 - 9:30am The Shetland Hotel Holmsgarth Road Lerwick ZE1 OPW Breach Censure
12/11/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/WL/814 - B Cllr Jim Dickson
Section 3: General Conduct
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
No Further Action