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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. The section also contains information for individuals who are the subject of a Hearing (Respondents).

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 21 days of the conclusion of the Hearing. 

Information about Hearings & Cases will be kept for 5 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 - please note, if a banner is showing stating that the Hearing is in adjournment, you may need to refresh your page in order to view the Hearing when it recommences. No recording should be made, or photographs/screenshots taken, during the Hearing.

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.

Media Information

Information on the Standards Commission and its Hearings can be found in our media information sheet. All media enquiries should be directed to: enquiries@standardscommission.org.uk.

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/3581 No action Councillor North Lanarkshire Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
NPA/C/3612 & 3628 and LA/As/3613 No action Councillor Member Cairngorms National Park Authority and Aberdeenshire Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/AN/3564 No action Councillor Angus Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/SL/3587 No action Councillor South Lanarkshire Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/SL/3684 No action Councillor South Lanarkshire Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/AN/3546 Hearing Cllr Bill Duff Angus Council 01/11/22 Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar
LA/As/3629 No action Councillor Aberdeenshire Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/AN/3631 No action Councillor Angus Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/G/3563 Hearing former Cllr Martin McElroy Glasgow City Council 26/10/22 Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU
LA/OI/3588 No Action Councillor Orkney Islands Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/NL/3557 No Action Councillor North Lanarkshire Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
NHS/ACH/3584 No Action Member Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/E/3595 No Action Councillor City of Edinburgh Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/R/3579 No Action Councillor Renfrewshire Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF
LA/E/3542 No action Councillor City of Edinburgh Council Not applicable - no action Not applicable Download PDF