There are 4 levels of salary paid to councillors depending on their role, the figures are set by the Scottish Government. Current levels of pay are:
Councillors can also claim expenses to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals that are necessary to undertake official duties.
We provide councillors with mobile phones and computer equipment to carry out their council business. We pay the cost directly but the figures are included in the information we publish about each councillor's expenses.
We're required to publish a record of the payments made to councillors each year:
We also publish copies of any claim forms submitted for expenses each month:
You can ask to see these records in person by writing to Legal and Regulatory, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD.
Detailed guidance on our arrangements is available to download: