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Council minutes, meetings and agendas


All information relating to council minutes, meetings and agendas is available via the Council Information System (CoIns) 

Committee Services administers the CoIns system (opens new window) . This system is used to produce online agendas, link the reports to the agenda and finally link the decision to the report.  This give you the option of tracking a decision back to the report and Committee Meeting and tracing the final decision from the agenda.

The Coins system also provides details of all committee meetings, past and present, including details of councillors who sit on each committee.

Council minutes prior to November 2008 were created in a previous version of Coins and can be accessed using the following link Old Coins System (opens new window)

Sections 50B to 50G of the Local Government (Sc) Act 1973 normally require hard copies of meeting papers, members' details, the Scheme of Delegations to officers, and a summary of the rights of members of the public to attend meetings and access documents to be available for public inspection and copying. On 11 May 2020 the council resolved under section 7 of and paragraph 10(2) of Schedule 6 to the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 to suspend that duty during the coronavirus emergency period. Instead, copies will be made available on request by electronic means or by post. Any requests for inspection must be made by emailing

Members of the public can view live broadcasts of meetings of West Lothian Council.
The West Lothian (Placing in Schools) Appeal Committee is set up and maintained by the council as required by the Education (Scotland) Act 1980. The committee considers appeals against the refusal of school placing requests or against exclusion from schools. It is clerked and administered by the council's Legal Services.