Strathkelvin

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Coordinates: 55°55′41″N 4°08′02″W / 55.928°N 4.134°W / 55.928; -4.134

Strathkelvin (Srath Chealbhainn in Gaelic) is the strath of the River Kelvin in west central Scotland, close to the city of Glasgow. The name Strathkelvin was formerly (1975-96) used for one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region of Scotland.

District (1975-96)[edit]

District of Strathkelvin within Scotland

The district of Strathkelvin was formed by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 from parts of the counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.

The district council had its headquarters in Kirkintilloch.

The district was abolished in 1996 by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Most of its area it was included in the East Dunbartonshire council area, with Chryston and Auchinloch going to North Lanarkshire.

The district name remains in the judicial Sheriffdom of 'Glasgow and Strathkelvin'.

Political Composition[edit]

Party Councillors
May
1974
Sep
1976
May
1977
May
1980
May
1984
Feb
1986
May
1988
May
1992
Scottish National Party 2 3 6
Labour 6 5 4 10 11 11 12 9
Conservative 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 6
SDP/Liberal Alliance 1 1
Independent 1 1
Total 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15

Provosts[edit]

Ian McBryde (Conservative) (May 1974 – May 1977)
David Stark (SNP) (May 1977 – May 1980
Gerald McCormick (Labour) (May 1980 – May 1984)
Robert Coyle (Labour) (May 1984 – May 1992)
Constantine O'Neill (Labour) (May 1992 – May 1993)
Robert Coyle (Labour) (June 1993 – April 1996)

Depute Provosts[edit]

William Leslie (Conservative) (May 1974 – May 1977)
Robert Cunning (SNP) (May 1977 – May 1980
Robert Coyle (Labour) (May 1980 – May 1984)
James Barker (Labour) (May 1984 – May 1988)
John Dempsey (Labour) (May 1988 – Jan 1989)
Constantine O'Neill (Labour) (Jan 1989 – May 1992)
William Kemmett (Labour) (May 1992 – April 1996)

Council Leaders[edit]

(?) (?) (May 1974 – May 1977)
Gordon Wallace (SNP) (May 1977 – May 1978)
Robert Cunning (SNP) (May 1978 – May 1980)
Iain Nicolson (Labour) (May 1980 – May 1984)
Charles Kennedy (Labour) (May 1984 – January 1989)
Andrew Cochrane (Labour) (January 1989 – May 1992)
Robert Coyle (Labour) (May 1992 – May 1993)
Brian Wallace (Labour) (June 1993 – September 1994)
Charles Kennedy (Labour) (September 1994 – April 1996)

Depute Council Leaders[edit]

(?) (?) (May 1974 – May 1977)
(?) (SNP) (May 1977 – May 1978)
(?) (SNP) (May 1978 – May 1980)
(?) (Labour) (May 1980 – May 1984)
Andrew Cochrane (Labour) (May 1984 – January 1989)
Iain Nicolson (Labour) (January 1989 – April 1989)
Michael McCarron (Labour) (May 1989 – May 1992)
Brian Wallace (Labour) (May 1992 – May 1993)
Robert Coyle (Labour) (June 1993 – April 1996)

Group Leaders[edit]

Party Leader From To
Scottish National Party Gordon Wallace May 1974 May 1978
Robert Cunning May 1978 May 1980
Labour (?) May 1974 May 1980
Iain Nicolson May 1980 May 1984
Charles Kennedy May 1984 Jan 1989
Andrew Cochrane Jan 1989 May 1992
Robert Coyle May 1992 May 1993
Brian Wallace Jun 1993 Sep 1994
Charles Kennedy Sep 1994 Apr 1996
Conservative William Leslie (?) May 1974 May 1992
Ian Young May 1992 April 1996
SDP/Liberal Alliance Joyce Shannon February 1986 May 1992
Independent Andrew Archibald May 1974 May 1977

See also[edit]