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Data files of unitary council areas and electoral wards

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This page provides access to data files showing past council areas and wards for use in a geographical information system (GIS). Maps of each area in PDF files are available from the Maps section of this website. More information about these council areas and wards and their use is available in our Information Papers and in our Review Reports.

Data files of current council areas and wards are available in Ordnance Survey's Boundary-Line™ product. Boundary-Line™ is part of Ordnance Survey's OS Open Data™ products which are available free of charge.

The data files are ESRI® shapefiles, provided as a ZIP file. For more information on handling shapefiles and ZIP files, see the Technical section of our Frequently Asked Questions. The data files are provided under Terms of Use which can be downloaded as a PDF file File icon .

Council area 1995-1999 1999-2007 2007-2017 From May 2017
Aberdeen City Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.1 MB)
Aberdeenshire Wards File icon (1.1 MB) File icon (0.5 MB) File icon (1.4 MB) File icon (1.2 MB)
Angus Wards File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.5 MB) File icon (0.4 MB)
Argyll and Bute Wards File icon (3.8 MB) File icon (1.6 MB) File icon (2.8 MB) Unchanged
Clackmannanshire Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Dumfries and GallowayWards File icon (1.2 MB) File icon (0.7 MB) File icon (1.7 MB) File icon (1.4 MB)
Dundee City Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) Unchanged
East Ayrshire Wards File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.5 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
East Dunbartonshire Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB)
East Lothian Wards File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
East Renfrewshire Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB)
Edinburgh, City of Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Eileanan an Iar, Na h- Wards File icon (3.7 MB) File icon (1.7 MB) File icon (2.8 MB) Unchanged
Falkirk Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Fife Wards File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.9 MB) File icon (0.6 MB)
Glasgow City Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Highland Wards File icon (5.3 MB) File icon (2.1 MB) File icon (4.6 MB) File icon (3.4 MB)
Inverclyde Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Midlothian Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.1 MB)
Moray Wards File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.5 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
North Ayrshire Wards File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.5 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
North Lanarkshire Wards File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.6 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
Orkney Islands Wards File icon (1.7 MB) File icon (0.8 MB) File icon (1.4 MB) Unchanged
Perth and Kinross Wards File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (1.1 MB) File icon (0.7 MB)
Renfrewshire Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.1 MB)
Scottish Borders Wards File icon (0.7 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (1.2 MB) Unchanged
Shetland Islands Wards File icon (5.4 MB) File icon (1.0 MB) File icon (1.7 MB) Unchanged
South Ayrshire Wards File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
South Lanarkshire Wards File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.9 MB) File icon (0.4 MB)
Stirling Wards File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
West Dunbartonshire Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB)
West Lothian Wards File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.1 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) Unchanged

The shape files above are the council areas and their electoral wards as defined on the formation of those council areas (1995-1999) and at the time of our Third Reviews (1999-2007). Changes to the external boundaries of some council areas took place in the period 1999-2007, and the shape file below details those areas of change.

  Interim review changes
Scotland File icon (0.1 MB)

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