Board Member Code of Conduct


The Ethical Standards in Public Life (Scotland) Act 2000 establishes a framework for securing the observance of high standards of conduct by councillors and other persons holding public appointments. It further provides for new Codes of Conduct for local authority councillors and members of relevant public bodies.

The VisitScotland Code of Conduct for Board Members covers the requirements of the Model Code. The general principles of the Code are based on:

  • Public service
  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability and Stewardship
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership
  • Respect

PDF document Members' model code of conduct - size 120kb

The Standards Commission for Scotland website can be found here:

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