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Cases

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).

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/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 To be confirmed
LA/H/3003 Hearing Cllr Allan Henderson Highland Council 08/07/20 To be confirmed
LA/CES/2214 Hearing Cllr Roddie Mackay Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council Buildings, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW Hearing scheduled for 18/3/20 postponed 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
LA/Mi/2169 Hearing Cllr John Hackett Midlothian Council 09/05/19 Council Chambers, Midlothian House, 40-46 Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN Breach of paragraph 7.3 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/Mi/2166 & LA/Mi/2169 Hearing Cllr Margot Russell Midlothian Council 09/05/19 Council Chambers, Midlothian House, 40-46 Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN Breach of paragraph 7.3 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/SL/2153 Hearing Cllr Gerry Convery South Lanarkshire Council 04/04/19 Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/As/2173 Hearing Cllr Paul Johnston Aberdeenshire Council 18/03/19 Start: 10 am. Cadell Room, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE Breach of paragraphs 4.1 and 4.20 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/An/2134 Hearing Cllr Brian Boyd Angus Council 20/02/19 Angus House, Orchardbank, Forfar, DD8 1AN Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 Censure Download PDF Download PDF