Record

CodeNA4325
Dates1900-1929
Person NameLasswade Town Council; 1900-1929
ActivityThe majority of the householders of Lasswade resolved to adopt the provisions of the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act 1862 (25 & 26 Vict., c. 101) in 1866, but, because of legal argument about whether the number of Commissioners who would be elected to administer the town's affairs had been properly fixed, the adoption failed to take effect. In 1881 the householders were able to adopt the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act Amendment Act 1877 and six Commissioners were duly elected. Burgh administration was carried out by police commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. The main industries in the towns were paper, linen and coal. The population in 1861 was 713 and in 1881 was 1,232. Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c. 49) the police commissioners were replaced by Lasswade Town Council in January 1901. Under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. V, c. 25) Lasswade was merged with neighbouring Bonnyrigg burgh.
Corporate NameLasswade Town Council
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