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.
Cases - Referral Decisions, Forthcoming Hearings and Hearing Determinations
- LA/WL/1882 & NHS/Lo/1872
- LA/E/1737 & LA/E/1751
- LA/As/1963 & 1993
- LA/R/1946 & 1973
- LA/AB/1967, LA/AB/1969, LA/AB/1972/A,B, LA/AB/1979/A,B,C and LA/AB/1986
- LA/Mi/2166 & LA/Mi/2169
- LA/Mi/2166 & 2169
- LA/R/2257 & 3262
- LA/Fi/3039 & 3075
- Hearing Procedures, Rules and Guidance
- Cases - Interim Suspensions
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 21 days of the conclusion of the Hearing.
Information about Hearings & Cases will be kept for 7 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 Document Retention Schedule.
In order to be as accessible as possible, the Standards Commission will usually 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).
If any Hearing is to be held online it will be livestreamed. When a livestream is in progress, a link will be found here. To view the Hearing, click on the link taking you to our YouTube page.
While Hearings are normally open to the public and press, social distancing guidelines in place during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic mean that the Standards Commission may have to hold the Hearing online or limit the number of attendees. If we are holding the Hearing online or unable to accommodate the public and press it will be livestreamed with a link provided on this page.
If we are able to accommodate the public and press at a Hearing to be held in person (rather than online), we will do so on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to reserve a place at a Hearing, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the Hearing you wish to attend. We will then reply to let you know if you have been allocated a space at the Hearing. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND IF YOU HAVE NOT RESERVED A SPACE.
Please note that we will publish a full written decision on the website following the conclusion of a Hearing. We will also prepare a press release. If you would like a copy of this to be emailed to you at the conclusion of the Hearing, please let us know.
|Case Ref.||Decision on Referral||Respondent(s)||Organisation||Hearing Date/Time||Venue||Decision on Breach||Decision on Sanction||Press Release||Written Decision|
|LA/AC/1520, 1521, 1523, 1524, 1529, 1532-35, 1537-1609, 1611 & 1613||Hearing||Cllrs Barney Crockett, Neil Cooney, Fraser Forsyth, Ross Grant, Jenny Laing, Ross Thomson and Willie Young||Aberdeen City Council||15/04/15||Aberdeen City Council, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY||No Breach||N/A||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/S/1509||Hearing||Cllr Cormick McChord||Stirling Council||24/03/15||Stirling Council, Municipal Buildings, 8-10 Corn Exchange Road, Stirling, FK8 2HU||Breach of paragraph 3.15||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/R/1525||Hearing||Cllr Andy Doig||Renfrewshire Council||11/03/15||The Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB||Breach of paragraph 3.2||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/WD/1493||Hearing||Cllr George Black||West Dunbartonshire Council||17/02/15||The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4SA||Breach of paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3; Annex C paragraph 20||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/EL/1494||Hearing||Cllr Fraser McAllister||East Lothian Council||14/01/15||Maitlandfield House Hotel, 24 Sidegait, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4BZ||Breach of paragraph 5.7||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/ER/1490||Hearing||Cllr Barbara Grant||East Renfrewshire Council||02/12/14||The Busby Hotel, Field Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8RX||Breach of paragraph 3.2||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/SB/1503||Hearing||Cllr Alastair Cranston||Scottish Borders Council||10/10/14||Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA||Breach of paragraphs 5.6 and 5.7||Suspension||Download PDF |
|L/WD/1419||Hearing||Cllr James Bollan||West Dunbartonshire Council||03/06/14||Beardmore Hotel, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4SA||Breach of paragraphs 3.5; Annex C paragraphs 2 and 20: Paragraphs 4.22, 5.3, 5.5 and 5.7||Suspension||Download PDF |
|LA/WD/1418||Hearing||Cllr George Black||West Dunbartonshire Council||03/06/14||Beardmore Hotel, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4SA||Breach of paragraphs 3.2, 3.5: Annex C paragraphs 2 and 20||Suspension||Download PDF |
|LA/R/1397||Hearing||Cllr Mark Macmillan||Renfrewshire Council||06/03/14||Glynnhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB||Breach of paragraphs 5.3, 5.5 and 5.10||Suspension||Download PDF |
|LA/S/1336||Hearing||Cllr Alasdair MacPherson||Stirling Council||12/05/14||The Royal Hotel, 55 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4HG||Breach of paragraphs 3.2-3.5, 7.1-7.4; Annex C paragraphs 2 and 20||Suspension||Download PDF |
|LA/Fa/1392||Hearing||Cllr Robert Spears||Falkirk Council||17/02/14||Best Western Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk, FK1 5RY||Breach of paragraph 3.2||Censure||Download PDF |