Person NameTarland Drainage and Water Supply District, Aberdeenshire; 1867-1968
ActivityThe Public Health (Scotland) Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vict., c.101) provided that on a requisition from ten or more inhabitants of a local area, the local authority (burgh council or parochial board) should consider the formation of special drainage and special water districts. These districts, normally small areas within a landward parish, often played an important part in the provision of sewerage, drainage and water supply in rural areas. After the formation of county councils and district committees in 1889, district committees could appoint a sub-committee for the management and maintenance of drainage and water supply works in special districts (Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, 52 & 53 Vict., c.50). Special districts survived successive reforms and were only finally abolished by the Water (Scotland) Act 1949 (12 & 13 Geo. VI, c.31) and the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 (c.47). By then, however, many of them had already been abolished or merged by the county councils.
Corporate NameTarland Drainage and Water Supply District, Aberdeenshire
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