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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 has made and any interim suspensions in place.

Our Cases

Information about cases referred to the Standards Commission, including scheduled and concluded Hearings are provided in the table below.

Hearings start at 9:30 unless otherwise stated.

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 10 working days of the conclusion of the Hearing. 

Information about Hearings & Cases will be kept for five years from the date of the Standards Commission’s full written 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.

In order to be as accessible as possible, the Standards Commission will hold the Hearing at a venue in the area of the headquarters of the Local Authority (where the Respondent is a councillor); or at the venue where the devolved public body holds its meetings (if the Respondent is a member of a devolved public body).

If any Hearing is to be held online it will be livestreamed. When a livestream is in progress, a link will be found here. You will need to click on the link taking you to our YouTube page.

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/Fi/3125 Hearing Cllr Brian Thomson Fife Council 15/10/20 Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT
LA/Mo/3132 Hearing Cllr Shona Morrison Moray Council 12/10/20 Council Offices, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX
LA/AC/3199 Hearing Cllr Alan Donnelly Aberdeen City Council 06/10/20 Council Chamber, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY
LA/WD/3016 Hearing Cllr James Bollan West Dunbartonshire Council 14/09/20 The Chamber, Municipal Buildings, 20 Station Road, Dumbarton, G82 1NR
LA/AC/2276 Hearing Cllr Marie Boulton Aberdeen City Council 08/09/20 Council Chamber, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY
LA/Fi/2268 Hearing Cllr Linda Erskine Fife Council 24/08/20 Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT
LA/R/2257 Hearing Cllr Paul Mack Renfrewshire Council 19/08/20 To be confirmed
LA/SL/2252 Hearing Cllr Gerry Convery South Lanarkshire Council 23/07/20 Online Hearing
LA/H/3003 Hearing Cllr Allan Henderson Highland Council 08/07/20 Online Hearing Breach of paragraphs 5.3, 5.7 and 5.18 Censure Download PDF
LA/CES/2214 Hearing Cllr Roddie Mackay Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council Buildings, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW No further action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/WL/2213 Hearing Cllr Frank Anderson West Lothian Council 20/11/19 West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/SB/2219 Hearing Cllr James Fullarton Scottish Borders Council 06/11/19 Council Headquarters, Newton St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA No breach Download PDF Download PDF
LA/Mi/2166 & 2169 Hearing Cllr Colin Cassidy Midlothian Council 10/07/19 Start: 10 am Council Chambers, Midlothian House, 40-46 Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN Breach of paragraph 5.3 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/Fi/2176 Hearing Cllr Linda Holt Fife Council 25/06/19 Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT Breach of paragraphs 4.1, 4.23, 5.3, 5.7(ii) and 5.9 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/D/2158 Hearing Cllr Gregor Murray Dundee City Council 15/05/19 City Chambers, 14 City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BY Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF