Why Delegate?Like every other Local Authority, Stirling Council can only take decisions on matters or provide services allowed by statute (the law). All decisions, no matter how large or how small, would need to be taken at meetings of the Council if it wasn’t for the fact that the Council has the power to delegate certain decision-making powers.

If the Council decides to delegate decision-making, it must publish details of this in a Scheme of Delegation. The Council’s Scheme describes the delegations that have been agreed by the Council and it explains how these delegations are meant to be carried out.