Scottish Westminster constituencies 1997 to 2005

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The results of the Fourth Periodical Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland became effective, as a result of Order in Council SI 1995 No 1037 (S.90),[1] for the 1997 general election of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster).

The review defined 28 burgh constituencies (BCs) and 44 county constituencies (CCs), with each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Therefore Scotland had 72 parliamentary seats.[2]

Scottish Westminster constituencies, 1997-2005.

The new constituencies were defined in reference to the boundaries of local government regions and districts and islands areas effective on 1 June 1994, and each constituency was entirely within a region or a grouping of two or entirely within an islands area or a grouping of two. However, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, the regions and districts were abolished in favour of new council areas in 1996, the year before the new constituencies were first used in an election.

1997 boundaries were used also in the 2001 general election.

The results of the Fifth Periodical Review, defining new constituencies in reference to the new council areas, became effective for the 2005 general election.

Regions[edit]

Region or regions Districts Constituency or constituencies Contents of constituency[2]
Borders
and
Lothian
Berwickshire

Ettrick and Lauderdale

Roxburgh

and

Tweeddale

in Borders

and

City of Edinburgh

and

East Lothian

in Lothian
Edinburgh Central BC In City of Edinburgh district, Lothian: Murrayfield/Dean (17), Moat/Stenhouse (23), Dalry/Shandon (24), Fountainbridge/Tollcross (25) and St Giles'/Holyrood (26) regional electoral districts
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh BC In City of Edinburgh district, Lothian: Meadowbank/Mountcastle (27), Links/Restalrig (28), Portobello/Milton (29) and Craigmillar/Duddingston (38) regional electoral districts
In East Lothian district, Lothian: Musselburgh/Fisherrow (44) regional electoral division
Edinburgh North and Leith BC In City of Edinburgh district, Lothian: Granton/Pilton (14), Trinity/Newhaven (15), New Town/Stockbridge (18), Carlton/Broughton (19) and Lorne/Harbour (20) regional electoral divisions
Edinburgh Pentlands BC In City of Edinburgh district, Lothian: Balerno/Baberton (10), Longstone/Craiglockhart (22), Sighthill/Broomhouse (30), Colinton/Firrhill (31) and Braidburn/Fairmilehead (35) regional electoral districts
Edinburgh South BC In City of Edinburgh district, Lothian: Merchiston/Morningside (32), Sciennes/Marchmount (33), Prestonfield/Mayfield (34), Alnwickhill/Kaimes (36) and Inch/Gilmerton (37) regional electoral districts
Edinburgh West BC In City of Edinburgh district, Lothian: Queensferry/Kirkliston (11), Cramond/Blackhall (12), Drylaw/Muirhouse (13), Corstorphine North (16) and Corstorphine South (21) regional electoral districts
East Lothian CC In East Lothian district, Lothian: Preston/Levenhall (45), Fa'side (46), Luffness (47), Haddington (48) and Tantallon (49) regional electoral divisions
Midlothian CC In Midlothian district, Lothian: Loanhead (40), Bonnyrigg/Newtongrange (41), Dalkeith (42) and Mayfield/Gorebridge (43) regional electoral divisions
Roxburgh and Berwickshire Berwickshire district, Borders
Roxburgh district, Borders
In Ettrick and Lauderdale district, Borders: Scott's View (7) regional electoral district
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale Tweeddale district, Borders
In Ettrick and Lauderdale district, Borders: Old Selkirk (5), Forest (6), Leaderdale (8), Eildon (9), Galawater (10), Galasheils West (11), Galasheils East (12) and Galasheils South (13) regional electoral divisions
In Midlothian district, Lothian: Penicuik (39) regional electoral division
West Lothian

in Lothian
Linlithgow CC Linlithgow/Winchburgh (1), Bathgate West/Armadale (2), Whitburn (3) and Bathgate East/Blackburn (4) regional electoral districts
Livingston CC Deans/Knightsridge (5), Craigshill/Ladywell (6), Dedridge/West Calder (7), Broxburn/Uphall (8) and Muriston/East Calder (9) regional electoral districts
Central
and
Tayside
Clackmannan

and

Stirling

in Central

and

Angus

City of Dundee

and

Perth and Kinross

in Tayside
Dundee East BC In City of Dundee district, Tayside: Dens (16), Stannergate (17), Clepington (23), Kingsway East (24), Fintry (25), Whitfield (26), Douglas & Angus (27), Broughty Ferry (28) and Barnhill (29) regional electoral divisions
Dundee West BC In City of Dundee district, Tayside: Central (12), Riverside (13), Lochee (14), Law (15), Ninewells (18), Charleston (19), Kingsway West (20), St Mary's (21) and Kirkton (22) regional electoral districts
Angus CC In Angus district, Tayside: Arbroath Central (1), Carnoustie East and Arbroath West (2), Arbroath North and Central Angus (3), Arbroath East (4), Carnoustie West (5), Montrose South (8) and Montrose North (9) regional electoral districts
In City of Dundee district, Tayside: Monifieth (30) and Sidlaw (31) regional electoral districts
North Tayside CC In Angus district, Tayside: Forfar West (6), Forfar East (7), Kirriemuir and Western Glens (10) and Brechin and Eastern Glens (11) regional electoral districts
In Perth and Kinross district, Tayside: Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Rannoch (41), Dunkeld and Strathtay (42), Blairgowrie and Glenshee (43), Alyth and Couper Angus (44) and Scone and St Martins (45) regional electoral divisions
Ochil CC Clackmannan district, Central
In Perth and Kinross district, Tayside: Kinross (46) regional electoral division
In Stirling district, Tayside: Carseland (13) and Airthrey (15) regional electoral divisions
Perth CC In Perth and Kinross district, Tayside: Perth St Johnstoun (32), Perth Moncreiffe (33), Perth Viewlands (34), Perth Letham (35), Perth Inveralmond (36), Bridge of Earn and the Carse (37), Glenfarg, Methven and Strathearn (38), Auchterarder (39) and Crieff (40) regional electoral districts
Stirling CC In Stirling district, Central: Wallace (7), Castle (8), Viewforth (9), St Ninians (10), Queensland (11), Strathendrick (12), Bannockburn (14), Dounebraes (16) and Menteith (17) regional electoral divisions
Falkirk

in Central
Falkirk East CC Dundas (23), Kalantyre (24), Sealock (25), Carriden (26), Kinneil (27), Kinnaird (30), Braes (33), Laurmont (34) and Avonside (35) regional electoral districts
Falkirk West CC Callendar (18), Grahamsdyke (19), Bainsford (20), Glenfuir (21), Carmuirs (22), Herbertshire (28), Tryst (29), Carronglen (31) and Bonnybridge (32) regional electoral divisions
Dumfries and Galloway Annandale and Eskdale

Nithsdale

Stewartry

and

Wigtown
Dumfries CC Annandale and Eskdale district
In Nithsdale district: Locharbriggs (17), Tinwald Downs (18), Lochar (19), Crichton (20), Maryfield (21), St Marys (22), Rotchell (23), Palmerston (24), Maryholm (25) and Lochside (26) regional electoral districts
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale CC Stewartry district
Wigtown district
In Nithsdale district: Upper Nithsdale (14), Queensberry (15) and West Nithsdale (16) regional electoral districts
Fife Dunfermline

and

Kirkcaldy
Central Fife CC In Kirkcaldy district: Methil, Denbeath & Muiredge (10), Methilhill and Mountfleurie (11), Leven (12), Kennoway and Windygates (13), Markinch, Pitcoudie and Star (14), Auchmuty, Woodside and Coaltown of Balgonie (15) Pitleuchar and Stenton (16), Rimbleton and South Parks (17), Glenwood and Newcastle (18) and Leslie and Collydean (19) regional electoral districts
Dunfermline East CC In Dunfermline district: Kelty (35), Rosyth East and South (40), Benarty and Lumphinnans (41), Lochgelly (42), Cowdenbeath (43), Aberdour and Moss-side (44), Dalgety Bay (45) and Inverkeithing and North Queensferry (46) regional electoral divisions
In Kirkcaldy district: Cardenden and Kinglassie (20) regional electoral district
Dunfermline West CC In Dunfermline district: Kincardine and Valleyfield (30), Cairnyhill, Oakley and Saline (31), Dunfermline North West (32). Dunfermline Central and Crossford (33), Limekilns and Rosyth West (34), Townhill and Halbeath (36), Dunfermline, Woodmill and Linburn (38), Dunfermline, Woodmill and Lisburn (38) and Dunfermline Pitcorthie (39) regional electoral districts
Kirkcaldy CC In Kirkcaldy district: Burntisland and Auchtertool (1), Kinghorn and Linktown (2), Dunearn and Torbain (3), Dunnikier and Fair Isle (4), Raith and Valley (5), Hayfield and Bennochy (6), Pathhead, Sinclairtown and Smeaton (7), Dysart and Gallatown (8) and Buckhaven, Thornton and Wemyss (9) regional electoral districts
North East Fife North East Fife CC District
Grampian Banff and Buchan

Kincardine and Deeside

Gordon

and

Moray
Banff and Buchan CC In Banff and Buchan district: Deveron (10), Banff and Portsoy (11), Mid Buchan (13), Peterhead South (14), Peterhead North (15), Fraserburgh North (16), Fraserburgh South (17) and Ugie, Cruden and Beddam (18) regional electoral districts
Gordon CC In Banff and Buchan district: Lower Deveron and Upper Ythan (12) regional electoral division
In Gordon district: West Gordon (19), Kintore and Newmachar (22), Inverurie (23), Garioch (24), East Gordon (25) and Formartine (26) regional electoral divisions
In Moray district: Keith-Strathisla (8) regional electoral district
Moray CC In Moray district: Elgin North East (1), Elgin South West (2), Ernedale (3), Innes-Heldon (4), Burghsea (5), Buckie (6), Rathford-Lennox (7) and Speyside-Glenlivet (9) regional electoral divisions
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine CC Kincardine and Deeside district
In Gordon district: Donside (20) and South Gordon (21) regional electoral districts
City of Aberdeen Aberdeen Central BC In City of Aberdeen district: Woodside (33), St Machar (34), Linksfield (35), Cairncry (37), Rosemount (39), Causewayend (40), Rubislaw (42) and St Nicholas (43) regional electoral divisions
Aberdeen North BC In City of Aberdeen district: West Don (27), Danestone (28), Middleton (29), Balgownie (30), Brimmond (31), Northfield (32), Mastrick (36) and Summerfield (38) regional electoral divisions
Aberdeen South BC In City of Aberdeen district: Hazelhead (41), Peterculter (44), Craigton (45), Auchingell (46), Holburn (47), Ferryhill (48), Torry (49), Kincorth (50) and Nigg (51) regional electoral divisions
Highland Badenoch and Strathspey

Caithness

Inverness

Lochaber

Nairn

Ross and Cromarty

Skye and Lochalsh

and

Sutherland
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross CC Caithness district
Sutherland district
In Ross and Cromarty district: Invergordon (22), Easter Ross (23) and Tain (24) regional electoral divisions
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber CC Badenoch and Strathspey district
Lochaber district
Nairn district
In Inverness district: Ness and Muirtown (36), Crown-Raigmore (37), Old Edinburgh (38), Allt na Sgitheach (39), Drummon (40), Hilton (41), Ardesier, Petty and Balloch (42), Inshes (43), Culloden and Smithton (44) and Strathdearn, Strathnairn and Loch Ness East (45) regional electoral divisions
Ross, Skye and Inverness West CC Skye and Lochalsh district
In Inverness district: Merkinch (33), Caledonian Canal (34), Ballifeary-Columba (35), Aird South (46), Scorguie (47) and Aird North (48) regional electoral divisions
In Ross and Cromarty district: Lochbroom (13), Wester Ross (14), Strathconon (15), Dingwall (16), Ord and Conon (17), Black Isle West (18), Black Isle East (19) Ferindonald (20) and Alness and Ardross (21) regional electoral divisions
Strathclyde Argyll and Bute Argyll and Bute CC District
Bearsden and Milngavie

Clydebank

Clydesdale

Cumnock and Doon Valley

Hamilton

Kyle and Carrick

Monklands

Motherwell

and

Strathkelvin
Airdrie and Shotts BC In Monklands district: Aidrie North (52) and Aidrie South (53) regional electoral divisions
In Motherwell district: Fortissat (57) regional electoral division
Coatbridge and Chryston BC In Monklands district: Coatbridge North & East (50) and Coatbridge South (51) regional electoral divisions
In Strathkelvin district: Chryston (46) regional electoral division
Hamilton North and Bellshill BC In Hamilton district: Bothwell and Hamilton North (61) regional electoral division
In Motherwell district: Bellshill and Tannochside (58) and North Calder (59) regional electoral divisions
Hamilton South BC In Hamilton district: Blantyre and Burnbank (60), Hamilton West (62) and Hamilton South (63) regional electoral divisions
Motherwell and Wishaw BC In Motherwell district: Dalziel (54), Wishaw (55) and Clydevale (56) regional electoral divisions
Ayr CC In Kyle and Carrick district: Prestwick and North Ayr (98), Ayr Central (99) and North Kyle (101) regional electoral divisions
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley CC Cumnock and Doon Valley district
In Kyle and Carrick district: Ayre South, Coylton and Annbank (100) and Carrick (102) regional electoral divisions
Clydebank and Milngavie CC Clydebank district
In Bearsden and Milngavie district: Milngavie/Kilmardinny (41) regional electoral division
Clydesdale CC Clydesdale district
In Hamilton district: Larkhall and Stonehouse (64) regional electoral division
Strathkelvin and Bearsden CC In Bearsden and Milngavie district: Bearsden (42) regional electoral division
In Strathkelvin district: Kirkintilloch (43), Strathkelvin North (44) and Bishopbriggs (45) regional electoral divisions
City of Glasgow Glasgow Anniesland BC Drumchapel/Blairdardie (9), Yorker/Knightswood (10) and Jordanhill/Kelvindale (11) regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Baillieston BC Greenfield/Barlanark (22), Baillieston/Mount Vernon (24) and Garthamlock/Easterhouse (25) regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Cathcart BC Carnwardric/Newlands (31), Battlefield/Croftfood (34) and Castlemilk/Carmunnock (36) regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Govan BC Govan/Drumnoyne (26), Kingston/Pollokshields (27) and Langside/Shawlands (32) regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Kelvin BC Scotstoun/Broomhill (12), Hyndland/Hillhead (13) and Anderson/City (15) regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Maryhill BC Woodside/North Kelvinside (14), Milton/Possil (16) and Summerston/Maryhill (17) regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Pollok BC Hillington/Cardonald (28), Crookston/Mosspark (29) and South Pollok/Arden (30) regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Rutherglen BC Toryglen/Kings Park (35), Rutherglen/Fernhill (37) and Cambuslang/Halfway (38) regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Shettleston BC Calton/Dalmarnock (21), Shattleston/Tollcross (23) and Gorbals/Govanhill regional electoral divisions
Glasgow Springburn BC Carntyne/Robroyston (18), Royston/Dennistoun (19) and Springburn/Barmulloch (20) regional electoral divisions
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Cumbernauld and Kilsyth CC District
Cunninghame Cunninghame North CC Garnock Valley (91), Saltcoats and Ardrossan (92) and Largs, West Kilbride and Arran (93) regional electoral divisions
Cunninghame South CC Irvine Central (88), Irvine South (89) and Kilwinning and Stevenson (90) regional electoral divisions
Dumbarton Dumbarton CC District
East Kilbride East Kilbride CC District
Eastwood

Inverclyde

and

Renfrew
Paisley North BC In Renfrew district: Linwood and Paisley North (75), Paisley Abercorn (78) and Renfrew (81) regional electoral divisions
Paisley South BC In Renfrew district: Paisley Gleniffer (76), Paisley Central (77) and Johnstone (80) regional electoral divisions
Eastwood CC Eastwood district
In Renfrew district: Barrhead (79) regional electoral division
Greenock and Inverclyde CC In Inverclyde district: Greenock Central East (85), Greenock South West (86) and Inverclyde West (87) regional electoral divisions
West Renfrewshire CC In Inverclyde district: Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm (84) regional electoral division
In Renfrew district: Gryffe (82) and Bargarran (83) regional electoral divisions
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Kilmarnock and Loudoun CC District

Islands areas[edit]

Islands area or areas Constituency Contents of constituency[2]
Orkney
and
Shetland
Orkney and Shetland Islands areas
Western Isles Western Isles Islands area

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Fifth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for Scotland website
  2. ^ a b c Fourth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for Scotland, HMSO, 1994, ISBN 0-10-127262-6