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

Case Number: LA/ED/1888


25 Jul 2016

Case Number: LA/NL/1844


20 Jul 2016

Case Number: LA/AB/1758


14 Jul 2016

Case Number: LA/An/1883


13 Jul 2016

Case Number: LA/As/1792


29 Jun 2016

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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