Muslim Community of Scotland


The Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS)Adopted on 8th August 2010


GENERALName, Objects, Powers, GeneralClauses 1-4
MEMBERSQualifications, Application, Subscription,Clauses 5-13
 Register, Withdrawal, Expulsion 
GENERAL MEETINGSGeneral, Notice, ProcedureClauses 14-28
(meetings of members)  
EXECUTIVE BOARDMaximum Number, Eligibility, Election/Clauses 29-46
 Retiral/Re-election, Termination of 
 Office, Register, Office Bearers, 
 Powers, Personal Interests 
EXECUTIVE BOARDProcedureClauses 47-52
ADMINISTRATIONCommittees, Operation of BankClauses 53-62
 Accounts etc., Minutes, Accounting 
 Records and Annual Accounts, Notices 
MISCELLANEOUSDissolution, Alterations to theClauses 63-69
 Constitution, Interpretation, Executive 
 board Members 


  1. The name of the organisation shall be “The Muslim Council of Scotland” hereinafter called the “MCS.”


2. The aim of the MCS:

The advancement of the education, health and wellbeing of the Muslim Communities within Scotland for the betterment of racial understanding and harmony between the various communities in Scotland.

In furtherance of the above objective the MCS will undertake activities:

  1. To promote cooperation, consensus and unity on Muslim affairs in Scotland.



General Structure

  1. FULL MEMBERS (General Council (GC) – have the right to attend the annual general meeting (and any special general meeting) and have important powers under the constitution; in particular, take decisions in relation to changes to the constitution itself and elect people to serve as members of the Executive Board (EB) who will hold the position for 2 years and may stand for re-election for a maximum of 3 consecutive periods.


Qualifications for Membership

  1. FULL MEMBERSHIP – any organisation who’s own membership is restricted only to those who profess the Muslim faith and believe in the Quran as the true Word of God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and that there is no prophet after him. The organisation should either have a Constitution, Standing Orders or Bye-laws (to be provided to the MCS) and have been operating for at least one year or, be a bona-fide affiliate of a regional or national body that is a member of the MCS and have been operating for at least one year.

Application for Membership


Membership Subscription

  1. Every member body shall pay such annual fees as the General Council may determine on recommendation of the Treasurer. The executive board have the right to reduce or waiver such annual fees for applicants where circumstances prevail.

Register of Members

  1. The executive board shall maintain a register of members, setting out the full name and address of each member and their representative, the date on which admitted to membership, and the date on which any they/she/he ceased to be a member. Changes in member representative details should be provided to MCS at least 14 days prior to any General Council meetings. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 & 2003, this information will be used solely by the MCS.

Withdrawal from Membership

  1. Any organization or individual who wishes to withdraw from membership shall sign, and lodge with the MCS, a written notice to that effect; on receipt of the notice by the MCS, they/she/he shall cease to be a member.

Expulsion from Membership

  1. Any organization, their representative or individual person may be expelled from membership by way of a resolution passed by majority vote at a general members meeting, providing MCS Grievance Policy and the following procedures have been observed:-
  1. at least 21 days’ notice of the intention to propose the resolution must be given to the member concerned, specifying the grounds for the proposed expulsion

General Meetings (Meetings of Members)

  1. The executive board shall convene an annual general meeting in each year. Not more than 15 months shall elapse between one annual general meeting and the next.
  1. The business of each annual general meeting shall include:
  1. a report by the Convenor on the activities of the MCS
  1. The EB may convene a special general meeting, giving at least 21 days notice of the special general meeting, at any time including if requested by:
  1. at least 25% of the members of the General Council or


Notice of General Meetings

  1. At least 21 clear days’ notice must be given (in accordance with clause 64) of any annual general meeting or special general meeting; the notice must indicate the general nature of any business to be dealt with at the meeting and, in the case of a resolution to alter the constitution, must set out the terms of the proposed alteration.
  1. The reference to “clear days” in clause 17 shall be taken to mean that, in calculating the period of notice, the day after the notice is posted, and also the day of the meeting, should be excluded.
  1. Notice of every general meeting shall be given (in accordance with clause 62) to all the members of the MCS, and to all the members of the EB.

Procedure at General Meetings

Maximum Number of Executive board Members



Election, Retiral, Re-election

Termination of Office

Register of Executive Board Members

Office Bearers


Powers of Executive board

Personal Interests

Procedure at Executive Board Meetings


be passed to one of the attending office bearers. If the office bearers are unable to acts as chair, the EB members present shall elect from among them the person who will act as chairperson of the meeting, providing a quorum is present and includes at least 1 office bearer.

Delegation to Committees

Operation of Accounts and Holding of Property


Accounting Records and Annual Accounts



confirmation of receipt or, be sent by post in a pre-paid envelope addressed to the member at the address last intimated by him/her to the MCS.


Alterations to the Constitution


Members of the Executive board

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