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Clackmannnanshire

CLACKMANNANSHIRE   Or, Clackmannan. Scottish county until 1975; A district 1975-96; A unitary authority from 1996. It lies between the River Forth and the Ochil Hills in central Scotland. It was the smallest of the 33 counties of Scotland, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Avon

AVON County in the west of England formed in 1974.   It took its name from the river on which the cities of Bath and Bristol stand.   Besides Bristol and Bath, which had been county boroughs before 1974, the County also … Continue reading

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Arran(2)

ARRAN(2) The largest island in the Firth of Clyde in western Scotland, close to the Kintyre peninsula.  It was part of the Kingdom of Mann & the Isles, which was ceded to Scotland by Norway in 1266, though it was … Continue reading

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Argyll & Bute

ARGYLL & BUTE A district in the Strathclyde region in western Scotland, 1975-6; A unitary authority since 1996. The district united the greater part of the former county of Argyllshire with the island of Bute.   It was also (and still … Continue reading

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Aberdeenshire

ABERDEENSHIRE County in northeastern Scotland until 1975, extending from the eastern Cairngorms to the North Sea and from near Fraserburgh to Aberdeen; A ceremonial area since then;   A unitary authority from 1996, more extensive in area. The county grew … Continue reading

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Aberdeen

ABERDEEN City in northeastern Scotland, one of the four cities whose Lord Provost acts as its Lord Lieutenant.  From 1929 Aberdeen, as a County of a City, was a completely independent local authority, until 1975, when, somewhat enlarged, it became … Continue reading

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