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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 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/Fi/2044 Hearing Councillor Tim Brett Fife Council 05/02/18 Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT Breach of paragraph 3.16 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/E/2028 Hearing Cllr Frank Ross City of Edinburgh Council 29/11/17 City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE Breach of paragraphs 4.2 and 4.20 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/AB/1967, LA/AB/1969, LA/AB/1972/A,B, LA/AB/1979/A,B,C and LA/AB/1986 No Action Cllr Roderick McCuish & Cllr Richard Trail Argyll & Bute Council 02/10/17 N/A as no Hearing Download PDF
LA/R/1946 &1973 Hearing Cllr Paul Mack Renfrewshire Council 23/10/17 Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1TR Breach of paragraph 3.2 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/ED/1863 Hearing Cllr Eric Gotts East Dunbartonshire Council 22/08/17 Enterprise House, Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch G66 1XQ Breach of paragraphs 3.3, 3.5, 3,14 and 3.15 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/G/1942 Hearing Cllr William McAllister Glasgow City Council 26/07/17 Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/E/1924 Hearing Cllr Jim Orr City of Edinburgh Council 11/07/17 Lothian Valuation Joint Board, 17a South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9FL Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/As/1963 & 1993 Hearing Cllr Alexander Duncan Aberdeenshire Council 21/06/17 Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB Breach of paragraphs 3.16, 3.19 and 7.10 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/NL/1936 Hearing Cllr Marina Lyle North Lanarkshire Council 05/06/17 Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Windmillhill St, Motherwell, ML1 1AB Breach of paragraphs 4.18 and 4.19 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/WL/1824 Hearing Cllr Angela Moohan West Lothian Council 24/05/17 West Lothian Council, West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF Breach of paragraphs 4.2, 5.7 and 5.10 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/E/1737 & LA/E/1751 Hearing Cllrs Cameron Rose and Jeremy Balfour City of Edinburgh Council 19/05/17 Mezzo Suite, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA No Breach Download PDF Download PDF
LA/NL/1940 Hearing Cllr Rosa Zambonini North Lanarkshire Council 06/04/17 North Lanarkshire Council, Dalziel Building 7 Scott Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PN Breach of paragraphs 4.3 and 4.7 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/PK/1948 Referral withdrawn by CESPLS - see press release Cllr Kathleen Howie Perth and Kinross Council 01/01/17 Not Applicable - see press release Download PDF
NB/SFRS/1919 Hearing Mr Neil Pirie Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 01/03/17 East Service Centre of the Fire and Rescue Service, 21 Claylands Road, Newbridge, EH28 8LF No Breach Not applicable - see Written Decision Download PDF Download PDF
LA/AC/1876 Hearing Cllr William Cormie Aberdeen City Council 24/01/17 Council Chamber, Aberdeen City Council, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY Breach of paragraphs 7.1, 7.3 and 7.4 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF