Since 1995, Scotland has been divided into 32 unitary local government areas.
|1995 onwards: unitary authorities|
|wards effective from 4 May 2017||Fifth Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements|
|wards 2007 to 2017||Fourth Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements||maps|
|Interim Reviews of Electoral Arrangements 2010|
|wards 1999 to 2007||Third Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements||maps|
|wards 1995 to 1999||Formation electoral arrangements in 1995||maps|
Between 1974 and 1995, mainland Scotland was divided into 9 local government regions, each of which was divided into a number of districts. The islands areas each had a single-tier local authority. For the regions and islands areas, there were 3 successive sets of electoral divisions. For the districts, there were 2 sets of district wards.
|1974 to 1995: regions, districts and islands areas|
|1994-95||not used||1994-95||Second Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements|
|1978-94||Initial Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements|
|1974-78||Formation electoral arrangements in 1974|
Administrative area reviews
In addition to our reviews of local government electoral areas, we have also carried out a number of reviews of the external boundaries of local government areas.
|since our Fourth Statutory Reviews||2007 onwards|
|between our Third and Fourth Statutory Reviews||1995 to 2006|
|Regions, districts and islands areas|
|between our Initial and Second Statutory Reviews||1977 to 1994|
|before our Initial Statutory Reviews||1973 to 1976|
We have also produced a summary list of all our review reports which you can download as a PDF file.