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Publication - Advice and guidance

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018: statutory guidance

Statutory guidance to support appointing persons and public authorities to carry out their functions under the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018: statutory guidance


1. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2012/162/contents/made and as amended by (and add in 2016 Regulations)

2. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/7

3. A trans woman with a UK Gender Recognition Certificate or with gender recognition from another EU Member State is legally a woman.

4. See https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/gender-reassignment-discrimination#what

5. The Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 (Reports) Regulations 2020/120

6. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2012/162/contents/made, as amended by [add link to the 2016 Regs]

7. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2016/159/contents/made

8. https://www.frc.org.uk/directors/the-culture-project

9. http://www.ethicalstandards.org.uk/publications/publication/222/2013-code-of-practice-for-ministerial-appointments-to-public-bodies-in-scotland

10. http://www.publicappointments.org/publications/publication/781/revised-guidance-on-application-of-the-2013-code-of-practice

11. https://www.ethicalstandards.org.uk/publication/diversity-delivers

12. http://www.scottishuniversitygovernance.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Scottish-Code-of-Good-HE-Governance.pdf

13. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/post16reform/hefegovernance/CollegeSectorBoardAppointments2014

14. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/how-improve-board-diversity-six-step-guide-good-practice

15. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/appointments-boards-and-equality-law

16. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies/BoardChairs

17. This relates only to the single authority Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs), Swestrans and Zettrans. Scottish Ministers expectations in this regard were set out in the guidance on membership at the time the RTPs were established. Para 63 refers. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/47165/scotlands-transport-future-regional-transport-partnerships-guidance-on-membership.pdf

18. Ibid

19. Ibid


Email: eileen.flanagan@gov.scot