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Initial Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements

All review reports | Formation arrangements 1974 | Initial electoral reviews | Second electoral reviews

This page contains links to the reports from our Initial Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements which took place between 1976 and 1985, and to the interim reviews of electoral arrangements that took place during the period 1976-1989.

The recommendations from the reports were brought into force by the Statutory Instruments listed below and defined electoral divisions for regions and islands areas, and wards for districts.

The region electoral divisions were used between 1982 and 1994. The district wards were first used in 1980 for 20 districts, in 1984 for 32 more, and in 1988 for Gordon District, and continued in use until the abolition of the districts in 1995. The islands area electoral divisions were used between 1978 and 1994. Detailed verbal descriptions of each boundary are contained in the reports listed below.

During the same period, we also conducted a series of administrative area reviews of sections of the boundaries of local authority areas. Where these reviews resulted in changes to local authority boundaries, then there were also corresponding changes to electoral areas.

The reports 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.

Local authority LGBCS report Implementation
Date No PDF Changes Statutory
Instrument
First
use
Borders Region July 1977 16 File icon File icon SI 1977/1985 1982
  Berwickshire District May 1979 40 File icon   SI 1979/1201 1980
  Ettrick and Lauderdale District Sep 1978 25 File icon   SI 1979/83 1980
  Roxburgh District Dec 1979 54 File icon   SI 1980/258 1984
  Tweeddale District Oct 1978 27 File icon   SI 1979/84 1980
Central Region Jun 1977 14 File icon   SI 1977/1984 1982
  Clackmannan District Mar 1979 34 File icon   SI 1979/821 1980
  Falkirk District Aug 1979 42 File icon   SI 1979/1462 1980
  Stirling District Mar 1979 36 File icon   SI 1979/822 1980
Dumfries and Galloway Region July 1977 17 File icon   SI 1977/1986 1982
Dumfries and Galloway: interim - EDs 18, 19 Sep 1983 89 File icon   SI 1984/448 1984
  Annandale and Eskdale District Sep 1979 44 File icon   SI 1979/1696 1980
  Merrick District renamed as Wigtown District
  Nithsdale District: initial
interim - DWs 9, 12
May 1979
Sep 1983
41
89
File icon
File icon
  SI 1979/1202
SI 1984/448
1980
1984
  Stewartry District July 1978 23 File icon   SI 1978/1641 1980
  Wigtown District Aug 1978 24 File icon   SI 1978/1642 1980
Fife Region Aug 1977 19 File icon   SI 1977/1983 1982
Fife : interim - EDs 2, 3 Kirkcaldy Sep 1981 76 File icon   SI 1981/1866 1982
Fife : interim - EDs 14, 46 Glenrothes Nov 1983 93 File icon   SI 1984/382 1986
  Dunfermline District: initial
interim - DWs 1, 2
Feb 1979
Mar 1986
31
99
File icon
File icon
  SI 1979/1345
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1984
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  Kirkcaldy District: initial
interim - DWs 3, 6
interim - DWs 27, 28, 39, 40
Nov 1979
Sep 1981
Nov 1983
45
76
93
File icon
File icon
File icon
  SI 1980/210
SI 1981/1866
SI 1984/382
1984
1984
1984
  North East Fife District Oct 1978 26 File icon   SI 1979/158 1980
Grampian Region Mar 1978 22 File icon   SI 1978/882 1982
Grampian: interim - splitting ED 49, City of Aberdeen Jun 1984 95 File icon   SI 1985/1127 1986
Grampian: interim - EDs in Gordon District Apr 1985 98 File icon   SI 1985/1235 1986
  City of Aberdeen District: initial
interim - splitting DWs 49, 50
Nov 1979
Jun 1984
49
95
File icon
File icon
  SI 1980/209
SI 1985/1127
1984
1988
  Banff and Buchan District Oct 1979 48 File icon   SI 1980/232 1984
  Gordon District Jan 1980
Apr 1985
56
98
File icon
File icon
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SI 1985/1236
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1988
  Kincardine and Deeside District Sep 1979 47 File icon   SI 1980/42 1984
  Moray District: initial
interim - DWs 5, 6, 7, 8
Jan 1980
Oct 1983
55
90
File icon
File icon
  SI 1980/599
SI 1984/425
1984
1984
Highland Region Sep 1977 20 File icon   SI 1978/59 1982
  Badenoch and Strathspey District: initial
interim - splitting of DW 6
interim - DWs 8, 9
Apr 1979
Sep 1983
Dec 1989
37
88
145
File icon
File icon
File icon
  SI 1979/943
SI 1984/68
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1980
1984
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  Caithness District Nov 1978 28 File icon   SI 1979/159 1980
  Inverness District Feb 1979 32 File icon   SI 1979/698 1980
  Lochaber District May 1980 64 File icon   SI 1980/1827 1984
  Nairn District Mar 1979 35 File icon   SI 1979/699 1980
  Ross and Cromarty District Mar 1980 57 File icon   SI 1980/1318 1984
  Skye and Lochalsh District Dec 1978 30 File icon   SI 1979/312 1980
  Sutherland District Jan 1979 33 File icon   SI 1979/1096 1980
Lothian Region Nov 1977 21 File icon   SI 1978/418 1982
Lothian: initial - ED names in City of Edinburgh Sep 1980 67 File icon   SI 1982/625 1982
  East Lothian District July 1979 46 File icon   SI 1979/1402 1984
  City of Edinburgh District July 1979 39 File icon File icon SI 1979/1291 1980
  Midlothian District Apr 1979 38 File icon   SI 1979/1097 1980
  West Lothian District: initial
interim - DWs 13, 14
Sep 1979
Oct 1986
50
102
File icon
File icon
  SI 1980/99
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1984
-
Orkney Islands Area Jun 1977 15 File icon   SI 1977/1697 1978
Shetland Islands Area Oct 1976 12 File icon   SI 1977/196 1978
Strathclyde Region Dec 1978 29 File icon   SI 1979/673 1982
Strathclyde: interim - EDs 6, 8 Sep 1979 52 File icon   SI 1979/1757 1982
Strathclyde: interim - EDs 72, 73 July 1983 85 File icon   SI 1984/449 1986
  Argyll and Bute District July 1981 75 File icon   SI 1983/1198 1984
  Bearsden and Milngavie District Aug 1980 65 File icon   SI 1981/68 1984
  Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch District renamed as Strathkelvin District
  Clydebank District Nov 1981 79 File icon   SI 1983/1059 1984
  Clydesdale District: initial
interim - DWs 1, 11
Mar 1981
July 1983
73
85
File icon
File icon
  SI 1983/1197
SI 1984/449
1984
1984
  Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District May 1980
Oct 1983
63
91
File icon
File icon
  -
SI 1984/69
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1984
  Cumnock and Doon Valley District Jan 1981 70 File icon   SI 1981/1490 1984
  Cunninghame District Oct 1979 51 File icon   SI 1979/1640 1980
  Dumbarton District July 1980 60 File icon   SI 1983/1574 1984
  East Kilbride District Aug 1980 66 File icon   SI 1981/489 1984
  Eastwood District Apr 1980 62 File icon   SI 1980/1132 1984
  City of Glasgow District Sep 1980 69 File icon File icon SI 1981/620 1984
  Hamilton District Oct 1980 68 File icon   SI 1981/773 1984
  Inverclyde District Jun 1981 74 File icon   SI 1981/1595 1984
  Kilmarnock and Loudoun District Sep 1981 77 File icon   SI 1983/989 1984
  Kyle and Carrick District: initial
interim - DWs 18, 20
Mar 1981
Nov 1983
71
92
File icon
File icon
  SI 1981/846
SI 1984/160
1984
1984
  Lanark District renamed as Clydesdale District
  Monklands District Jun 1980 61 File icon   SI 1980/1681 1984
  Motherwell District Oct 1980 72 File icon File icon SI 1983/1347 1984
  Renfrew District Jun 1980 59 File icon   SI 1981/554 1984
  Strathkelvin District July 1981 78 File icon   SI 1983/1489 1984
Tayside Region Sep 1977 18 File icon   SI 1978/58 1982
  Angus District Apr 1980 58 File icon   SI 1980/1680 1984
  City of Dundee District Apr 1980 53 File icon   SI 1980/1196 1984
  Perth and Kinross District July 1979 43 File icon   SI 1979/1401 1984
Western Isles Islands Area May 1977 13 File icon   SI 1977/1698 1978

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