The Standards Commission is an independent body whose purpose is to encourage high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors and those appointed to the boards of devolved public bodies.
News and Blog
Updated Standard Presentation to Elected Members
1st May 2017
The Standards Commission has updated its Standard Presentation for Elected Members on the Councillors' Code of Conduct. This can be found under Training on the Education & Resources Menu or by clicking the link below: Standard Presentation to Elected Members on the Councillors' Code of Conduct
Appointment of New Commission Member
7th April 2017
The Standards Commission is pleased to announce that Mrs Patricia Stewart took up her appointment as a Member of the Standards Commission on 1 April 2017. Mrs Stewart was appointed to replace Mr Matt Smith, whose tenure ended on 31 March 2017. Mrs Stewart is currently also a Director of Peridot International Ltd, a consultancy focusing on project management, management and HR consultancy. Mrs Stewart has over 25 years’ experience in senior management...
New Member of the Commission - Mr Michael McCormick
16th February 2017
The Standards Commission is pleased to announce that Mr Michael McCormick was appointed as a Member of the Standards Commission on 1 February 2017. Mr McCormick is currently also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of NHS 24 and he periodically performs the role of selector at assessment centres operated by the College of Policing. Mr McCormick previously competed thirty years in policing in Scotland, serving with Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Lo...