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Formation electoral arrangements in 1974

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This page contains links to Directions by the Secretary of State for Scotland in November 1973 which defined the electoral arrangements for the Region, Islands Area and District local authorities on their formation. These local authorities were introduced by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

The region electoral divisions were used between 1974 and 1982. The district wards were used between 1974 and 1980 for some districts and 1984 for the rest. The islands area electoral divisions were used between 1974 and 1978.

The Secretary of State issued a number of clarifications to these electoral areas: these are included in the PDF copies of the Directions below. A small number of amendments to these electoral areas took place as a result of reviews of administrative areas which we carried out prior to our Initial Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements. This page also includes links to those amendments. Detailed verbal descriptions of each ward boundary are contained in the reports listed below.

The Directions are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Details of how to handle PDF files, and in particular large PDF files such as those on this website, are available in the Technical section of our Frequently Asked Questions.

Secretary of State LGBCS
Local government area Direction Report Map
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Central Region File icon    
Amendment at Strathblane - Stirling District
LGBCS report no 9, 1977
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Dumfries and Galloway Region File icon    
Fife Region File icon    
Grampian Region File icon    
Highland Region File icon    
Amendment at Glenelg and Arnisdale
Lochaber District, Skye and Lochalsh District
LGBCS report no 1, 1976
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Amendment at Glencoe, Glen Etive and Duror
Lochaber District
LGBCS report no 8, 1977
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Amendment at Tongue and Farr
Caithness District, Sutherland District
LGBCS report no 11, 1977
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Lothian Region File icon    
Amendment at Inchgarvie and Drumshoreland
City of Edinburgh District, West Lothian District
LGBCS report no 4, 1977
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Orkney Islands Area File icon    
Shetland Islands Area File icon    
Strathclyde Region File icon    
Amendment at Strathclyde Park
Hamilton District, Motherwell District
LGBCS report no 2, 1977
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Amendment at Stonehouse and Sandford
East Kilbride District, Hamilton District
LGBCS report no 3, 1977
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Amendment at Coylton and Dalrymple
Cumnock and Doon Valley District, Kyle and Carrick District
LGBCS report no 5, 1977
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Amendment at Chapelhall
Monklands District, Motherwell District
LGBCS report no 7, 1977
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Amendment at Glencoe, Glen Etive and Duror
Argyll and Bute District
LGBCS report no 8, 1977
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Amendment at Strathblane
Bearsden and Milngavie District, Strathkelvin District
LGBCS report no 9, 1977
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Tayside Region File icon    
Western Isles Islands Area File icon    

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