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Data files of local government areas 1974 to 1995

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This page provides access to data files showing the Region, District and Islands Area local authorities and their electoral areas for use in a geographical information system (GIS). More information about these council areas and wards and their use is available in our Information Papers and in our Review Reports.

Similar data files of the current unitary council areas and their electoral wards are available by following the Data - 1995 onwards link above.

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 .

Local authority Formation Initial Review Second Review
Borders Region Region File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Districts File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (0.5 MB) File icon (0.5 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (0.7 MB) File icon (0.7 MB)
Central Region Region File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.1 MB)
Districts File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (0.6 MB) File icon (0.4 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (0.8 MB) File icon (0.5 MB)
Dumfries and
Galloway Region
Region File icon (0.6 MB) File icon (0.6 MB) File icon (0.6 MB)
Districts File icon (0.7 MB) File icon (0.7 MB) File icon (0.7 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (1.1 MB) File icon (1.0 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (1.5 MB) File icon (1.2 MB)
Fife Region Region File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Districts File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.4 MB)
Grampian Region Region File icon (0.7 MB) File icon (0.6 MB) File icon (0.6 MB)
Districts File icon (0.9 MB) File icon (0.9 MB) File icon (0.8 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (0.9 MB) File icon (1.2 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (1.0 MB) File icon (1.4 MB)
Highland Region Region File icon (3.9 MB) File icon (3.5 MB) File icon (3.5 MB)
Districts File icon (4.0 MB) File icon (3.8 MB) File icon (3.8 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (3.3 MB) File icon (4.2 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (3.6 MB) File icon (4.4 MB)
Lothian Region Region File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.2 MB) File icon (0.2 MB)
Districts File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (0.7 MB) File icon (0.5 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (1.0 MB) File icon (0.6 MB)
Orkney
Islands Area
Islands Area File icon (1.6 MB) File icon (1.6 MB) File icon (1.6 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (1.6 MB) File icon (1.7 MB)
Shetland
Islands Area
Islands Area File icon (5.4 MB) File icon (5.4 MB) File icon (5.4 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (5.2 MB) File icon (5.4 MB)
Strathclyde Region Region File icon (4.1 MB) File icon (3.9 MB) File icon (3.9 MB)
Districts File icon (4.5 MB) File icon (4.4 MB) File icon (4.4 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (3.5 MB) File icon (4.8 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (4.9 MB) File icon (5.7 MB)
Tayside Region Region File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
Districts File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (0.4 MB) File icon (0.6 MB)
District Wards not available File icon (0.5 MB) File icon (0.7 MB)
Western Isles
Islands Area
Islands Area File icon (3.4 MB) File icon (3.4 MB) File icon (3.4 MB)
Electoral Divisions not available File icon (3.4 MB) File icon (3.7 MB)

The shape files above are the Region and District local authorities and their electoral areas, as defined at the time of their formation and of our Initial and Second general reviews. Changes to some areas took place between those epochs, and the shape files below detail those areas of change.

  Region and districts Electoral Divisions
and District Wards
Scotland File icon (0.7 MB) File icon (0.3 MB)

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