Welcome to the public standards website

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards is an independent officeholder who is dedicated to the provisions of high ethical standards in public life in Scotland.

The Commissioner can investigate written complaints about: Councillors, Members of devolved public bodies and Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) who are alleged to have contravened their Code of Conduct.

Read more about the Commissioner in about us.

What's new on the website

Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland


02 Nov 2018

Case Number: LA/I/2113


09 Aug 2018

Case Number: LA/As/2062


28 Jun 2018

Case Number: LA/CES/2091


16 May 2018

Case Number: LA/Fi/2050


17 Apr 2018

Make a Complaint

Information on how to make a complaint about a councillor, a member of a public body or an MSP.

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