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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 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/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
LA/WD/1879 Hearing Cllr Tommy Rainey West Dunbartonshire Council 22/11/16 West Dunbartonshire Council, Garshake Road, Dumbarton, G82 3PU Breach of paragraphs 5.3, 5.7(ii), 5.9 and 7.12 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/WL/1882 & NHS/Lo/1872 Hearing Cllr Frank Toner West Lothian Council & Lothian NHS Board 24/11/16 Scotland’s Rural College, Oatridge Campus, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, EH52 6NH Breach of paras 5.3, 5.6 & 5.12 of the Councillors’ Code and Breach of paras 5.3, 5.4, 5.8 & 5.12 of the Lothian NHS Board Code Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/Fa/1799 Hearing Cllr Alan Nimmo Falkirk Council 24/10/16 Falkirk Town Hall (Known as FTH), West Bridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS Breach of paragraph 3.19 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/R/1800 Hearing Cllr Paul Mack Renfrewshire Council 17/10/16 Council Headquarters, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1LE Breach of paragraph 3.2 Suspension Download PDF Download PDF
LA/AB/1758 Hearing Cllr Michael Breslin Argyll and Bute Council 19/10/16 Lothian Chambers, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1RN Breach of paragraph 3.3 and paragraph 20 of Annex C Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/H/1693 Hearing Cllr Roderick Balfour The Highland Council 17/05/16 Town House, High St, Inverness, Highland, IV1 1JJ Breach of paragraph 3.1 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
LA/D/1714 Hearing Cllr Ken Guild Dundee City Council 13/06/16 Dundee City Council, City Chambers, 19 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY Breach of paragraphs 3.14 and 3.15 Censure Download PDF Download PDF
NPA/LLT/1781 Hearing Mr Owen McKee Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority 12/04/16 Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Carrochan, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG Breach of paragraphs 5.6 and 7.11 Censure Download PDF Download PDF