JurisdictionCounty Road Trust
Person NameCounty Road Trust; County of Sutherland; 1878-1889
ActivityThe Roads and Bridges (Scotland) Act, 1878 (41 & 42 Vict., c. 51) placed the turnpike roads, statute labour trusts, highways and bridges in the landward area of a county under the control of one trust made up of commissioners of supply and elected members. Tolls and statute labour assessments were abolished in favour of a uniform rate imposed on owners and occupiers of lands and heritages. In counties which had already obtained a local act of parliament to abolish tolls and form trusts for the county the 1878 Act was not compulsory until slightly later. County road trusts were abolished by the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889 (52 & 53 Vict., c. 50) and their duties assumed by county councils acting through district committees.
Corporate NameCounty of Sutherland
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