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Roinn a' Mhonaidh
Location of Grampian
 • TypeRegional Council
 • Total8,697.72 km2 (3,358.21 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 3rd
 • Estimate 
 • RankRanked 3rd

Grampian (Scottish Gaelic: Roinn a' Mhonaidh) was one of nine former local government regions of Scotland created in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and abolished in 1996 by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. It is now divided into the unitary council areas of:

It is made up of the historical counties of:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • City of Aberdeen
  • Kincardineshire
  • Morayshire

The region had five districts:



Grampian Mountains

The region took its name from the Grampian Mountains.

Largest Cities and Towns[edit]


Grampian has boundaries with the Highlands to the east (Inverness-shire, Nairnshire) and Tayside to the south (Angus, Perth and Kinross).

The region of Grampian was made up of the regions of:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • City of Aberdeen
  • Kincardineshire (Historical county, Incorporated into Aberdeenshire)
  • Moray (Morayshire)
  • Banffshire (Historical county, Incorporated into Moray)


Electoral History[edit]

Results History
Election Party
1982 Conservative
1986 Labour
1990 Labour
1994 Liberal Democrats

Modern day use[edit]

Grampian continues to have a regional NHS board. The region also had a regional fire and rescue service and Police service before they were merged into Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland respectively. Grampian also had its own Television region called Grampian Television until it was dissolved and incorporated in STV North in 2006.


Town twinning[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Grampian at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 57°13′41″N 2°59′17″W / 57.228°N 2.988°W / 57.228; -2.988