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
- Hearing Procedures, Rules and Guidance
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).
|Case Ref.||Decision on Referral||Respondent(s)||Organisation||Hearing Date/Time||Venue||Decision on Breach||Decision on Sanction||Press Release||Written Decision|
|LA/WL/2213||Hearing||Cllr Frank Anderson||West Lothian Council||20/11/19||West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF|
|LA/SB/2219||Hearing||Cllr James Fullarton||Scottish Borders Council||06/11/19||Council Headquarters, Newton St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA||No breach||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/Mi/2166 & 2169||Hearing||Cllr Colin Cassidy||Midlothian Council||10/07/19||Start: 10 am Council Chambers, Midlothian House, 40-46 Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN||Breach of paragraph 5.3||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/Fi/2176||Hearing||Cllr Linda Holt||Fife Council||25/06/19||Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT||Breach of paragraphs 4.1, 4.23, 5.3, 5.7(ii) and 5.9||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/D/2158||Hearing||Cllr Gregor Murray||Dundee City Council||15/05/19||City Chambers, 14 City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BY||Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/Mi/2169||Hearing||Cllr John Hackett||Midlothian Council||09/05/19||Council Chambers, Midlothian House, 40-46 Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN||Breach of paragraph 7.3||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/Mi/2166 & LA/Mi/2169||Hearing||Cllr Margot Russell||Midlothian Council||09/05/19||Council Chambers, Midlothian House, 40-46 Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN||Breach of paragraph 7.3||Suspension||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/SL/2153||Hearing||Cllr Gerry Convery||South Lanarkshire Council||04/04/19||Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA||Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/As/2173||Hearing||Cllr Paul Johnston||Aberdeenshire Council||18/03/19||Start: 10 am. Cadell Room, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE||Breach of paragraphs 4.1 and 4.20||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|LA/An/2134||Hearing||Cllr Brian Boyd||Angus Council||20/02/19||Angus House, Orchardbank, Forfar, DD8 1AN||Breach of paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2||Censure||Download PDF ||Download PDF |
|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 |