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Data files of local government areas - before 1974

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This page provides access to data files showing the counties and burghs for use in a geographical information system (GIS). These counties and burghs existed in Scotland up until 1974, when they were abolished by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, which also established us. More information about these council areas and wards and their use is available in our Information Paper on Local Government in Scotland before 1975.

Similar data files of council areas and their electoral areas resulting from our work by following the links 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 .

Counties in 1974 File icon (21.2 MB)
Burghs in 1973 File icon (1.0 MB)

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