Chief Executive's response to Gathering report

Chief Executive, Sue Bruce, responds to the Public Audit Committee's report into the Gathering 2009.

"The Council yesterday had first sight of the Public Audit Committee's report into the Gathering 2009 and is currently considering all of the recommendations in the report and the commentary surrounding the report.

"Of significant concern is the suggestion that witnesses of the Council were anything other than open or honest, particularly given that both the officers and elected members involved are used to being scrutinised in committees and in public and are fully conversant with the high standards of behaviour, integrity and probity expected of them.

"The Council undertook a review of the lessons learned following the recommendations made by the Auditor General for Scotland in his report on the Gathering last June. The outcome of this was reported to the Council's Policy and Strategy Committee in August 2010 and appropriate action taken at that time.

"I will review the report and consider what action, if any, is required."

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