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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 have made.

Our Cases

Details of recent Standards Commission Hearings are provided in the table below.

Hearings start at 9:30 unless otherwise stated here.

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 25 working days of the conclusion of the Hearing. 

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

Given that the Standards Commission is publicly funded, we seek to ensure best value by holding Hearings in a building of the Council or Body the Respondent is a Member of wherever possible.

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/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 Hearng 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
LA/AB/2125 Hearing Cllr Gary Mulvaney Argyll and Bute Council 18/01/19 The Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, 38 East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, G84 7PG Breach of paragraphs 5.3 and 5.7 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/An/2094 Hearing Cllr Richard Moore Angus Council 19/11/18 Angus House, Orchardbank, Forfar, DD8 1AN Breach of paragraphs 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/I/2113 Hearing Cllr Luciano Rebecchi Inverclyde Council 21/09/18 Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, PA15 1LY Breach of paragraphs 5.3, 5.5, 5.7, 5.10(ii) and 7.4 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/As/2062 Hearing Cllr Anne Allan Aberdeenshire Council 28/08/18 Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB Breach of Paragraph 4.22 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/CES/2091 Hearing Cllr Finlay Cunningham Comhairle nan Eilean Siar 03/07/18 City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE Breach of Paragraph 4.20 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/Fi/2050 Hearing Cllr David MacDiarmid Fife Council 25/04/18 Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT Breach of paragraphs 3.1, 3.2, 7.3 and 7.4 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/DG/1929 Hearing Former Cllr Tom McAughtrie Dumfries & Galloway Council 13/02/18 Meeting Room 2, Council Headquarters, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DD Breach of paragraphs 3.1, 3.2 and 3.16 Censure Download PDF Download PDF