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This webpage is a portal to the two Boundary Commissions in Scotland. There are full details of the work of each of the Commissions on their websites.

Boundary Commission for Scotland

The Boundary Commission for Scotland is an Advisory Non-departmental Public Body of the Scotland Office. It is an independent, non-political body constituted by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 with duties under that Act and Schedule 1 to the Scotland Act 1998.

The Commission is responsible for reviews of:

  • constituencies and regions for the Scottish Parliament
  • constituencies in Scotland for the UK Parliament
Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is an Advisory Non-departmental Public Body of the Scottish Government. It is an independent, non-political body created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

The Commission is responsible for reviews of:

  • boundaries of local authority areas
  • electoral arrangements for local authorities

Scottish Boundary Commissions Map Browser Portal

We are very pleased to announce that we have added a Map Browser to our website. The Map Browser allows you to view maps showing the current and past electoral boundaries that we have been responsible for. You can select a set of boundaries to view, search for a location by placename or by postcode, and then pan and zoom around the map. The boundary data is displayed on a background of current Ordnance Survey mapping.

The Map Browser draws on data from both the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland which was established in 1973 and the parliamentary Boundary Commission for Scotland which was established in 1944. The data includes 6 sets of UK Parliament constituencies, 2 sets of Scottish Parliament boundaries, 3 sets of European Parliament constituencies, 3 sets of wards for Scotlandís current councils, 2 sets of wards for the superseded Region and District councils, and boundaries for the various interim reviews that we have conducted.

The browser complements the existing information on the websites which comprises PDF files of maps of boundaries and downloadable shapefiles of the boundary datasets.

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Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh, EH12 5HD
Phone: 0131 538 7510
Fax: 0131 538 7511
sbc@scottishboundaries.gov.uk