Person NameGrampian Regional Council; 1975-1996
ActivityRegional 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. Some functions, including water and sewerage, were removed from local government and arrangements were made for others to be carried out by the successor authorities jointly. Grampian Regional Council replaced in 1975 the county councils of Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banffshire, and Moray, the corporation of Aberdeen and the town councils of the small burghs within the region. The successor authorities to Grampian Region Council in 1996 were Aberdeen City Council, and Aberdeenshire Council.
Corporate NameGrampian Regional Council
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