Five members elected by postal ballot of the local electorate. Bob Darracott, Billy Ronald, Martin Earl, Willie Nisbet and David McCowan were elected on 5 July 2018. Their term of office runs until July 2022.
These members represent the five wards in the National Park. They bring to the board their valuable understanding and perspective of the Park’s local businesses and communities, and also champion, represent and help deliver our objectives within the Wards they represent.
Six members appointed by Scottish Ministers (following assessment of applicants in accordance with the rules issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland).
They bring a national perspective to the board and specific expertise from a range of subjects relevant to the Park, such as: nature conservation; outdoor recreation; rural business development and enterprise; planning and land use; education; communication; and business management. Ministerial appointees also represent and champion the interests and objectives of the Park Authority on national forums, with national partners and at Government level.
Scottish Government is recruiting five ministerial appointed places on our Board. The closing date to apply to join the Board has now passed and we will announce the successful candidates at the end of September 2018.
Six members appointed by Scottish Ministers following nomination by the Local Authorities within National Park boundaries(Argyll and Bute, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, and Perth and Kinross).
These Members cement the key strategic relationship between us and our partner local authorities. Local authority appointees champion and deliver our objectives in the local authorities they represent and bring the local authority perspective and expertise to our Board.
Our Members’ Code of Conduct follows the model Code of Conduct approved by the Scottish Parliament; this is produced in line with the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.
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. The Standards Commission is an independent body that encourages high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for Councillors and Members of Devolved Public Bodies and will investigate complaints about alleged misconduct by Members.
Further information about the Act and the Commission is available from the following sources:
The Office of Administration and Hearings
The Standards Commission for Scotland
Tel: 01383 428061
Fax: 01383 428020
A copy of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 is available from the Stationery Office (ISBN 0- 10-591008-2) and on the Stationery Office website at: www.scotland-legislation.hmso.gov.uk