Person NameTurriff Town Council; 1901-1975
ActivityTurriff was created a burgh of barony in 1512 by King James IV (1488-1513) in favour of William Hay, 5th. Earl of Erroll. A burgh of barony was presided over by a feudal superior who had authority from the Crown to administer justice and to hold barony courts dealing with crimes and matters of good neighbourhood up to 1747 and thereafter solely matters of good neighbourhood. Turriff was created a police burgh in 1858 under the Police of Towns (Scotland) Act 1850 (13 & 14 Vict., c.33). Burgh administration was carried out by police commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c. 49) the police commissioners were replaced by Turriff Town Council in January 1901. Turriff Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65). Its powers were assumed by Grampian Regional Council and Banff & Buchan District Council. These in turn were replaced by Aberdeenshire Council in 1996 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).
Corporate NameTurriff Town Council
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