Aberdeen Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former District of Burghs constituency
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Forfarshire|
|Major settlements||Aberdeen, Inverbervie, Arbroath, Brechin, Montrose|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Aberdeen, Arbroath, Brechin, Inverbervie, Montrose|
Aberdeen Burghs was a district of burghs constituency which was represented from 1708 to 1800 in the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1832 in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system until the seat was abolished for the 1832 general election.
The constituency consisted of the burgh of Aberdeen in the County of Aberdeen, the burgh of Inverbervie in the County of Kincardine, and the burghs of Arbroath, Brechin and Montrose in the County of Forfar.
In 1832 the constituency was divided between the new constituencies of Aberdeen and Montrose Burghs. The Aberdeen constituency covered the burgh of Aberdeen, while Montrose Burghs covered the other burghs plus the burgh of Forfar, which was previously a component of the Perth Burghs constituency.
Members of Parliament
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Union with Scotland Act, 1706, section XII