Summary: Sexual Orientation and Local Government
The Scottish Government currently does not have information on the position of gay, lesbian and bisexual (LGB) people in local government.
A Public Appointment is an appointment to the board of any of the public bodies across Scotland - either as a member, or as the chair. The board's role is to provide leadership, direction and guidance, it is not involved in the day-to-day running of the public body.
- In the public appointments rounds for 2016, 4.4% of applicants declared they were lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or other non-heterosexual (LGBO). 7.1% of appointments were identified as LGBO.
Source: Scottish Government's website for Public Appointments
Sexual Orientation Page
Local Government Page