Associate members may be appointed by a community council where there may be a need for individuals with particular skills or knowledge. These individuals do not have voting rights. Associate members may serve for a fixed period as determined by the community council or for the term of office of the community council that has appointed them. Associate members may also include representation from other constituted local voluntary organisations.
If you are interesting in finding out more about other Community Councils in West Lothian, here are the minutes for Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge.
Interestingly, they have a new associate member from the CDT. See item 3 below:
3. Associate Member. Under item 7 of the Community Council Scheme, Fraser Falconer (chair of the Linlithgow Community Development Trust) was proposed as an Associate Member by RS and seconded by SF. Fraser Falconer was unanimously appointed as an Associate Member for the term of the Community Council.