Person NameNewport on Tay Town Council; 1901-1975
ActivityNewport is a small town in Fife on the Firth of Tay, its situation making it a popular summer holiday resport for many years. In 1822 it was made the ferry station from Fife to Dundee. In 1881 its population was 2,311. In 1887 Newport became a police burgh under the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act 1862 (25 & 26 Vict., c.101). Burgh administration was carried out by police commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. Newport had a small export and import trade. Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c.49) the police commissioners were replaced by Newport on Tay Town Council in January 1901. Its population in 1971 was 3,719. Newport Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65). Its powers were assumed by Fife Regional Council and North East Fife District Council. These in turn were replaced by Fife Council in 1996 under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39).
Corporate NameNewport on Tay Town Council
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