Scottish Commission For Public Audit

The Scottish Commission for Public Audit is not formally a parliamentary committee. The Commission was established under Section 12 of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 and is made up of 5 MSPs.

The main areas of responsibility of the Commission are to:

(a) examine Audit Scotland's proposals for the use of resources and expenditure and report on them to the Parliament;

(b) appoint a qualified person to audit the accounts of Audit Scotland;

(c) lay before the Parliament and publish a copy of Audit Scotland’s accounts and the auditor's report on them;

(d) appoint three of the five members of Audit Scotland on such terms and conditions as the SCPA determines

(e) appoint one of these three members to preside at meetings of Audit Scotland.

1st Meeting, 14 January 2016

Audit Scotland's budget proposal for 2016-17 (In Private)


3rd Meeting, 10 December 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2016/17

Audit Scotland evidence


2nd Meeting, 5 November 2015

Work programme (in private)

1st Meeting, 25 June 2015

Audit Scotland Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 2015 and Auditor's Report on the Accounts

Work programme

Auditors of Audit Scotland

Annual report

3rd Meeting, 13 November 2014

Audit Scotland's Budget Proposal for 2015/16

2nd Meeting, 30 October 2014

Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2015-16

Audit Scotland evidence

Corporate Governance of Audit Scotland


Audit Scotland's Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14

Audit Scotland's Budget Proposal 2015/16

Audit Scotland's Budget Proposal 2014/15

Recent Appointments made by the SCPA

Ian Leitch was appointed as Chair of Audit Scotland on 1 October 2015

Russel Griggs was appointed as a Board Member of Audit Scotland on 1 October 2015

Biographies of Members of the Board can be found on Audit Scotland’s Webpage 

Contact the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Secretary: Alison Wilson


0131 348 5236


Colin Beattie MSP Colin Beattie


John Pentland MSP John Pentland
 Deputy Convener


Paul Martin MSPPaul Martin


 Alex Johnstone

Angus MacDonald MSP Angus MacDonald