Person NameRoyal Burgh of Dundee; c1191-1894
ActivityDundee was granted Royal Burghal status, probably in 1191, by King William the Lion. By the fourteenth century the burgh seems to have had its own local government with responsibility shared amongst the burgesses. By the sixteenth century the burgh was administered by an elected Town Council made up of the provost, four bailies (or magistrates), several burgesses and representatives from the Guildry and the Incorporated Trades. Dundee Town Council also sent a representative to the Convention of Royal Burghs which met annually from 1578. In 1889 Queen Victoria granted a Charter to Dundee, making it a city and three years later the title of Lord Provost was, by Royal Warrant, conferred upon the Chief Magistrate. The Town Council was replaced by the County of the City of Dundee Council in 1894 following the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889.
Corporate NameRoyal Burgh of Dundee
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