Perth and Kinross

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Perth and Kinross
Pairth an Kinross
Peairt agus Ceann Rois
Perth and Kinross in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of Perth and Kinross Pairth an Kinross Peairt agus Ceann Rois
Coat of arms
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryScotland
Lieutenancy areaPerth and Kinross
Admin HQPerth
 • BodyPerth & Kinross Council
 • ControlCon minority (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total2,041 sq mi (5,286 km2)
Area rankRanked 5th
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total151,290
 • RankRanked 12th
 • Density74/sq mi (29/km2)
ONS codeS12000024
ISO 3166 codeGB-PKN
Perth & Clackmannan Shires. 1854. Civil Parish map
Topographic map of Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross (Scots: Pairth an Kinross; Scottish Gaelic: Peairt agus Ceann Rois) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and a Lieutenancy Area. It borders onto the Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Fife, Highland and Stirling council areas. Perth is the administrative centre. With the exception of a large area of south-western Perthshire, the council area mostly corresponds to the historic counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

Perthshire and Kinross-shire shared a joint county council from 1929 until 1975. The area formed a single local government district in 1975 within the Tayside region under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and was then reconstituted as a unitary authority (with a minor boundary adjustment) in 1996 by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.


Towns and villages[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Council political composition[edit]

Party Councillors
Conservative 17
Scottish National Party 15
Liberal Democrat 4
Independent 3
Labour 1

On 18 September 2014, Perth and Kinross, voted strongly "No" in the Scottish Independence Referendum at 60.2% with an 86.9% turnout rate.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indyref". BBC. Retrieved 19 September 2014.

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