Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions from 2011

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As a result of the first periodical review of Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) constituencies,[1] new constituencies and additional member regions of the Scottish Parliament were introduced for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The D'Hondt method is used, as previously, in the allocation of additional member seats.

The Boundary Commission for Scotland began the review as announced on 3 July 2007,[2] and provisional proposals were published on Thursday 14 February 2008.[3]

The Scottish Parliament (Constituencies) Act 2004 required the commission to review boundaries of all constituencies except Orkney and Shetland (which cover, respectively, the Orkney Islands council area and the Shetland Islands council area) so that the area covered by the reviewed constituencies continues to be covered by a total of 71 constituencies.

The Orkney and Shetland constituencies were taken into account, however, in review of boundaries of the additional member regions.

Final recommendations followed public consultations and a series of local inquiries, and the terms of the 2004 act required final recommendations to be submitted in a report to the Secretary of State for Scotland not later than 30 June 2010.

Boundary changes[edit]

For the purposes of the review the Boundary Commission for Scotland must take into account the boundaries of the local government council areas. In order to do this some council areas were grouped together, the largest of these groupings of provisional proposals consisted of four of Scotland's 32 council areas the smallest only containing one. Constituencies created in 1999 were based on Scottish Westminster constituencies that were created in 1997 and they in turn were based on the boundaries of local government regions and districts and islands areas that existed at the time, but since have been abolished and replaced with the council areas.

Following their proposal processes the Commission published their Final Recommendations. All the review processes were completed with the outlined constituencies below no longer due for alteration.


Constituency Council area or areas Additional members region
Aberdeen Central Aberdeen City North East Scotland
Aberdeen Donside Aberdeen City North East Scotland
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire North East Scotland
Aberdeenshire East Aberdeenshire North East Scotland
Aberdeenshire West Aberdeenshire North East Scotland
Airdrie and Shotts
North Lanarkshire Central Scotland
Almond Valley
West Lothian Lothian
Angus North and Mearns Aberdeenshire, Angus North East Scotland
Angus South Angus North East Scotland
Argyll and Bute Argyll and Bute Highlands and Islands
Ayr South Ayrshire South Scotland
Banffshire and Buchan Coast Aberdeenshire, Moray North East Scotland
Caithness, Sutherland and Ross Highland Highlands and Islands
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire South Scotland
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Clackmannanshire, Stirling Mid Scotland and Fife
Clydebank and Milngavie East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire West Scotland
Clydesdale South Lanarkshire South Scotland
Coatbridge and Chryston North Lanarkshire Central Scotland
Cowdenbeath Fife Mid Scotland and Fife
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth North Lanarkshire Central Scotland
Cunninghame North North Ayrshire West Scotland
Cunninghame South North Ayrshire West Scotland
Dumbarton Argyll and Bute, West Dunbartonshire West Scotland
Dumfriesshire Dumfries and Galloway South Scotland
Dunfermline Fife Mid Scotland and Fife
Dundee City East Dundee City North East Scotland
Dundee City West Dundee City North East Scotland
East Kilbride South Lanarkshire Central Scotland
East Lothian East Lothian South Scotland
Eastwood East Renfrewshire West Scotland
Edinburgh Central City of Edinburgh Lothian
Edinburgh Eastern City of Edinburgh Lothian
Edinburgh Northern and Leith City of Edinburgh Lothian
Edinburgh Pentlands City of Edinburgh Lothian
Edinburgh Southern City of Edinburgh Lothian
Edinburgh Western City of Edinburgh Lothian
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Scottish Borders South Scotland
Falkirk East Falkirk Central Scotland
Falkirk West Falkirk Central Scotland
Galloway and West Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway South Scotland
Glasgow Anniesland Glasgow City Glasgow
Glasgow Cathcart Glasgow City Glasgow
Glasgow Kelvin Glasgow City Glasgow
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Glasgow City Glasgow
Glasgow Pollok Glasgow City Glasgow
Glasgow Provan Glasgow City Glasgow
Glasgow Shettleston Glasgow City Glasgow
Glasgow Southside Glasgow City Glasgow
Greenock and Inverclyde Inverclyde West Scotland
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse South Lanarkshire Central Scotland
Inverness and Nairn Highland Highlands and Islands
Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley East Ayrshire South Scotland
Kirkcaldy Fife Mid Scotland and Fife
Linlithgow West Lothian Lothian
Midlothian North and Musselburgh East Lothian, Midlothian Lothian
Midlothian South, Tweedale and Lauderdale Midlothian, Scottish Borders South Scotland
Mid Fife and Glenrothes Fife Mid Scotland and Fife
Motherwell and Wishaw North Lanarkshire Central Scotland
Moray Moray Highlands and Islands
Na h-Eileanan an Iar Na h-Eileanan Siar Highlands and Islands
North East Fife Fife Mid Scotland and Fife
Orkney Orkney Islands Highlands and Islands
Paisley Renfrewshire West Scotland
Perthshire North Perth and Kinross Mid Scotland and Fife
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Perth and Kinross Mid Scotland and Fife
Renfrewshire North and West Inverclyde, Renfrewshire West Scotland
Renfrewshire South Renfrewshire West Scotland
Rutherglen South Lanarkshire Glasgow
Shetland Shetland Islands Highlands and Islands
Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Highland Highlands and Islands
Stirling Stirling Mid Scotland and Fife
Strathkelvin and Bearsden East Dunbartonshire West Scotland
Uddingston and Bellshill North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire Central Scotland

Electoral regions[edit]

The Boundary Commission also recommended changes to the electoral regions used to elect "list" members of the Scottish Parliament. The recommendations[4] can be summarised below;

Region Constituencies map
Central Scotland Airdrie and Shotts
Coatbridge and Chryston
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
East Kilbride
Falkirk East
Falkirk West
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
Motherwell and Wishaw
Uddingston and Bellshill
Central Scotland 2011 (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Glasgow Anniesland
Glasgow Cathcart
Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Glasgow Pollok
Glasgow Provan
Glasgow Shettleston
Glasgow Southside
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Highlands and Islands Argyll and Bute
Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
Inverness and Nairn
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
Highlands and Islands (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Lothian Almond Valley
Edinburgh Central
Edinburgh Eastern
Edinburgh Northern and Leith
Edinburgh Pentlands
Edinburgh Southern
Edinburgh Western
Midlothian North and Musselburgh
Lothian (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Mid Scotland and Fife Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
Mid Fife and Glenrothes
North East Fife
Perthshire North
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
North East Scotland Aberdeen Central
Aberdeen Donside
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
Aberdeenshire East
Aberdeenshire West
Angus North and Mearns
Angus South
Banffshire and Buchan Coast
Dundee City East
Dundee City West
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
South Scotland Ayr
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
East Lothian
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Galloway and West Dumfries
Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley
Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
South Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
West Scotland Clydebank and Milngavie
Cunninghame North
Cunninghame South
Greenock and Inverclyde
Renfrewshire North and West
Renfrewshire South
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg


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