Clydesdale

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Coordinates: 55°42′00″N 3°49′59″W / 55.700°N 3.833°W / 55.700; -3.833

Map of Scotland showing the historic district of Clydesdale

Clydesdale (pronounced /ˈkldzdl/; Dail Chluaidh in Scottish Gaelic, pronounced [t̪ʰal̪ˠ xluəɣ]) was formerly (1975–96) one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region of Scotland.

The district was formed (as Lanark) by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 from part of the former county of Lanarkshire: namely the burghs of Biggar and Lanark and the First, Second and Third Districts. In 1980 the district was renamed Clydesdale.

In 1996 the district was abolished by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Its area and those of East Kilbride, Hamilton and part of Glasgow Districts became the South Lanarkshire unitary council area.

Clydesdale is also an archaic name of the Scottish county of Lanarkshire. Bordering Lennox and Stirling in the north, Renfrew, Cunninghame, Kyle to the west, Annandale, Nithsdale in the south and Lothian and Tweeddale in the east. Divided into two wards, Nether and Upper, it had historically been a district of Scotland, the largest in Scotland and a Sheriffdom in its own right.

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