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/As/2054


16 Jan 2018



11 Dec 2017

Case Number: LA/G/2053


07 Dec 2017

Complaint leaflet and Investigations procedures


23 Nov 2017

Case Number: LA/Fi/2044


22 Nov 2017

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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