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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/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
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