|Activity||Central Regional Council comprised much of the geographical area of the former Stirling County Council, all of Clackmannan County Council, and part of Perth & Kinross County Council. |
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. 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. For Central Regional Council the successor authorities were Clackmannanshire Council, Stirling Council and Falkirk Council.