Record

CodeNA7441
Dates1975-1996
JurisdictionLibraries and Museums Department
Person NameLibraries and Museums Department; Angus District Council; 1975-1996
ActivityDistrict councils in Scotland were established under the terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (cap.65). Their powers differed from those of the district councils which existed from 1930 to 1975. The Act established a two-tier system of local government with nine regional councils and under them 53 district councils. There were also three island councils which performed the functions of district and regional councils. District councils were constituted in 1974 and acted as shadow authorities until 1975 when they assumed their full powers. The district councils' main responsibilities comprised: district courts, building control, burial and cremation, cleansing, community centres (shared with the regions), conservation areas, countryside (some regional responsibility), development control, environmental health, housing, leisure and recreation, libraries, licensing, local planning, museums and art galleries, parks, and tourism. The regional authority for Angus District Council was Tayside Regional Council. Angus District Council and Tayside Regional Council were abolished in 1996 under the terms of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act, 1994 (c.39) and replaced by Angus Council which assumed most of their powers.
Corporate NameAngus District Council
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