Councillors' Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The Ethical Standards in Public Life (Scotland) Act 2000 introduced a new ethical framework to Scotland and required that the Scottish Ministers issue a Code of Conduct for Councillors.

The Code plays a vital role in setting out the standards of conduct for councillors and applies to all councillors in the Council. The Code sets out when councillors have to declare an interest and the rules surrounding gifts and hospitality and the use of council facilities.

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland investigates complaints against councillors and the Standards Commission for Scotland provides the Code and considers hearings to determine if a councillor has contravened that code.

You can download the Code of Conduct from the Standards Commission for Scotland website.

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