Publication - Advice and guidance

On Board: a guide for members of statutory boards

Published: 3 Mar 2017
Local Government and Communities Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Guidance for all those appointed under statute to be members of the boards of public bodies in Scotland.

On Board: a guide for members of statutory boards


Relocation policy is related to Best Value and Efficient Government. Location reviews are triggered by the creation or reorganisation of bodies, as well as by property events (such as lease breaks). Relocation remains an option as part of streamlining the public bodies landscape, but should only be pursued following a rigorous and transparent process that shows any move provides best possible Value for Money for the public finances and optimum service delivery. Ministers will expect Board members to have regard to this policy in decisions they make on the most efficient and effective way of delivering services.