Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947


Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo. 6 c. 65) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, that reformed local government in Scotland, on 1 October, 1947.

Section 1 of the Act reads "For the purposes of local government, Scotland shall be divided into counties, counties of cities, large burghs and small burghs, and the landward area of every county shall, save as provided in this Part of this Act, be divided into districts"

New local government areas

Section 2 defines the new local government areas. From Schedule 1:

Counties

mall burghs

The local government divisions established by the 1947 Act were abolished by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

References

*Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947

ee also

*Counties of Scotland
*List of local government areas in Scotland 1930 - 1975


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