Perth and Kinross

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This article is about the Scottish local government area. For the former UK Parliamentary constituency abolished in 1997, see Perth and Kinross (UK Parliament constituency).
Perth and Kinross
Pairth an Kinross
Peairt agus Ceann Rois
Perth and Kinross in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of Perth and KinrossPairth an KinrossPeairt agus Ceann Rois
Coat of arms
Admin HQ Perth
 • Body Perth & Kinross Council
 • Control SNP minority (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total 2,041 sq mi (5,285 km2)
Area rank Ranked 5th
Population (mid-2015 est.)
 • Total 149,900
 • Rank Ranked 12th
 • Density 70/sq mi (28/km2)
ONS code S12000024
ISO 3166 code GB-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. The council boundaries correspond broadly, but not exactly, with the former 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.


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Places of interest[edit]

Council political composition[edit]

Party Councillors
Scottish National Party 18
Conservative 10
Liberal Democrat 5
Labour 4
Independent 4

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


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

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