The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 introduced a new ethical framework to Scotland, key elements of which are statutory Codes of Conduct and the Standards Commission for Scotland.
The Ethical Standards Act underlines the strong commitment to the promotion of high standards in public life by the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament. Ethical standards and probity are now at the heart of decision making in Scotland.
Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct is designed to ensure that The British Waterways Board, operating as Scottish Canals, actively promotes these standards. It does this by closely following the model Code of Conduct approved by the Scottish Parliament.
The Standards Commission for Scotland is responsible for the enforcement of this code and has available to it the sanctions described in Annex A of the code.