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.
Cases - Referral Decisions, Forthcoming Hearings and Hearing Determinations
- LA/WL/1882 & NHS/Lo/1872
- LA/E/1737 & LA/E/1751
- LA/As/1963 & 1993
- LA/R/1946 & 1973
- LA/AB/1967, LA/AB/1969, LA/AB/1972/A,B, LA/AB/1979/A,B,C and LA/AB/1986
- LA/Mi/2166 & LA/Mi/2169
- LA/Mi/2166 & 2169
- Hearing Procedures, Rules and Guidance
- Cases - Interim Suspensions
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.
|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 |