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CodeNA8022
Dates1975-1996
Person NameGrampian Regional Council; Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Department; 1975-1996
ActivityGrampian Regional Council Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Department had the overall responsibility for the promotion of tourism in Grampian Region. The department produced a wide range of promotional publications and was responsible for the servicing of eighteen Tourist Information Centres throughout the region, with the exception of Aberdeen City District. The Department also undertook the provision of recreational and leisure facilities for the people living in the region. This involved the identification of indoor and outdoor recreational requirements and the care of existing facilities. The department was also concerned with monitoring and maintaining land under regional ownership, rural conservation and the prevention of coastal erosion. It carried out studies on the cultural, economic, social and environmental impact of tourism and recreation, and promoted arts and sport in the region. Regional councils in Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65). A two-tier system of local government was instituted with regional councils responsible for functions including social work, education, electoral registration, roads, valuation and rating, water and sewerage, police and fire. Regional councils were elected in 1974 and acted as shadow authorities until May 1975, when they assumed full powers. Regional, islands and district councils were abolished by the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39). They were replaced in 1996 by a single-tier local government structure.
Corporate NameGrampian Regional Council
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