South Scotland

Hawick councillor faces standards watchdog

Alastair Cranston Image copyright Scottish Borders Council
Image caption It is understood Mr Cranston was reported by a fellow councillor

Borders councillor Alastair Cranston is being investigated by a standards watchdog.

It is understood he was reported by a fellow councillor.

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland confirmed the move, which is looking into an alleged "non-declaration of interests".

Mr Cranston, who represents Hawick and Denholm, declined to comment until the process ended - other than to say he was innocent until proven otherwise.

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