The Public Standards Commissioner For Scotland has concluded that Cllr Norman Macleod did not breach the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in relation to a number of complaints made over Western Isles Licensing Board’s refusal of an application by Stornoway Golf Club to sell alcohol on a Sunday. No further action will be taken.
Specifically, the Commissioner found no evidence that Cllr Macleod had inappropriately brought his religious faith to bear on the application concerned and had not breached any of the principles of duty, objectivity or accountability and stewardship which underpin the substantive rules of the Code.
Cllr Macleod said: “I welcome these findings. This has been a very stressful time for me and my family and I would like to thank all those who have supported me through this. I now consider the matter closed”.
A summary of this decision is available on the Public Standards Commissioner’s web-site www.publicstandardscommissioner.org.uk