Eastwood, Strathclyde

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Coordinates: 55°48′25″N 4°17′42″W / 55.807°N 4.295°W / 55.807; -4.295

Eastwood District 1976 - 96

Eastwood (Scottish Gaelic: A' Choille an Ear, Scots: Eastwid) was a local government district in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996, lying south-west of the City of Glasgow.

Local Government[edit]

The district was named after the larger civil parish of Eastwood, itself named after a long-vanished woodland.[1] The Local Government district was formed from the area of the First District of the former county of Renfrewshire. It was one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region. The council's headquarters were at Giffnock. The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 abolished all of the districts and regions, and the area of Eastwood was included in the East Renfrewshire unitary council area.

Constituencies[edit]

The Eastwood Westminster constituency was created in 1983, and the Eastwood Holyrood constituency, with the same boundaries, in 1999.

The Westminster constituency was renamed East Refrewshire in 2005. The Holyrood constituency retains its original name.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eastwood, or Pollock, Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1846 (British History Online)