List of UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland from 1707: Wikis

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Scotland became part of the Kingdom of Great Britain under the Acts of Union 1707 from May 1, 1707. It became part of the United Kingdom from January 1, 1801.

Under the terms of the Act of Union 1707, Scotland was entitled to 45 members of the House of Commons of the Westminster Parliament.

A Scottish law passed before the Union defined the constituencies for elections to the Parliament of Great Britain. There was a special provision for the selection of Members of Parliament for the 1st Parliament of Great Britain.

In 1707, members of the former Parliament of Scotland were co-opted to serve in the 1st Parliament of Great Britain. See Scottish representatives to the 1st Parliament of Great Britain, for details.

Contents

Summary of constituencies and Members of Parliament

Key to categories: BC - Burgh constituencies, CC - County constituencies, UC - University constituencies, Total C - Total constituencies, BMP - Burgh Members of Parliament, CMP - County Members of Parliament, UMP - University Members of Parliament.

Period BC CC UC Total C BMP CMP UMP Total MPs
1707-1708 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
1708-1832 15 30 0 45 15 30 0 45
1832-1868 21 30 0 51 23 30 0 53
1868-1885 22 32 2 56 26 32 2 60
1885-1918 30 39 2 71 31 39 2 72
1918-1950 32 38 1 71 33 38 3 74
1950-1974 32 39 0 71 32 39 0 71
1974-1983 29 42 0 71 29 42 0 71
1983-1997 29 43 0 72 29 43 0 72
1997-2005 28 44 0 72 28 44 0 72
2005-Current 19 40 0 59 19 40 0 59

Constituencies in Scotland from 1707

Notes:

  1. Compass point and similar names for Divisions of counties often officially precede the name of the County (Central Aberdeenshire). This list uses the Burgh equivalent form (Aberdeenshire Central), for the first area included in the constituency name. This does not apply to areas where the county name is eg East Lothian, or the town name is eg East Kilbride.
  2. The County etc. column includes the historic/administrative county or local government region in which a constituency was included when it was created. Local government boundaries used for a redistribution were sometimes obsolete by the time the new constituencies were first used. Official names of counties did sometimes change (eg Edinburghshire and Midlothian). Constituencies created in 2005 have no local area mentioned. A constituency covering more than one such area has the predominant area (or for Districts of Burghs the county of the first named Burgh) recorded.
Constituency County etc. Created Abolished Notes
Aberdeen BC Aberdeenshire 1832 1885
Aberdeen Burghs BC Aberdeenshire 1708 1832 District
Aberdeen Central BC Grampian 1997 2005
Aberdeen North BC Aberdeenshire 1885 Current
Aberdeen South BC Aberdeenshire 1885 Current
Aberdeenshire CC Aberdeenshire 1708 1868
Aberdeenshire Central CC Aberdeenshire 1918 1950
Aberdeenshire East CC Aberdeenshire 1950 1983
Aberdeenshire Eastern CC Aberdeenshire 1868 1950
Aberdeenshire West CC Aberdeenshire 1950 1983
Aberdeenshire West & Kincardine CC Grampian 1997 Current
Aberdeenshire Western CC Aberdeenshire 1868 1918
Airdrie & Shotts BC Central S. 1997 Current
Angus CC North East S. 1997 Current
Angus East CC Tayside 1983 1997
Angus North & Mearns CC Angus 1950 1983
Angus South CC Angus 1950 1983
Anstruther Easter Burghs BC Fife 1708 1832 District
Argyll CC Argyllshire 1950 1983
Argyll & Bute CC Strathclyde 1983 Current
Argyllshire CC Argyllshire 1708 1950
Ayr CC Ayrshire 1974 2005
Ayr Burghs BC Ayrshire 1708 1950 District
Ayr Carrick & Cumnock CC Scotland 2005 Current
Ayrshire CC Ayrshire 1708 1868
Ayrshire Ayr CC Ayrshire 1950 1974
Ayrshire Central (1) CC Ayrshire 1950 1983
Ayrshire Central (2) CC Scotland 2005 Current
Ayrshire Kilmarnock CC Ayrshire 1918 1974
Ayrshire North & Arran (2) CC Scotland 2005 Current
Ayrshire Northern CC Ayrshire 1868 1918
Ayrshire South CC Ayrshire 1918 1983
Ayrshire Southern CC Ayrshire 1868 1918
Banff CC Banffshire 1885 1983
Banff & Buchan CC Grampian 1983 Current
Banffshire CC Banffshire 1708 1885
Berwick CC Berwickshire 1885 1918
Berwick & East Lothian CC Berwickshire 1950 1983
Berwick & Haddington CC Berwickshire 1918 1950
Berwickshire CC Berwickshire 1708 1885
Berwickshire Roxburgh & SelkirkCC Scotland 2005 Current
Bothwell CC Lanarkshire 1974 1983
Bute CC Buteshire 1832 1918
Bute & North Ayrshire CC Buteshire 1950 1983
Bute & Northern Ayrshire CC Buteshire 1918 1950
Buteshire or Caithness CC Buteshire 1708 1832 Alternate Plts.
Caithness CC Caithness 1832 1918
Caithness and Sutherland CC Caithness 1918 1997
Caithness Sutherland & Easter Ross CC Highland 1997 Current
Carrick Cumnock & Doon Valley CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Clackmannan CC Central 1983 1997
Clackmannan & Kinross CC Clackmannanshire 1885 1918
Clackmannan & East Stirlingshire CC Stirlingshire 1950 1983
Clackmannan & Eastern Stirlingshire CC Stirlingshire 1918 1950
Clackmannanshire & Kinross-shire CC Clackmannanshire 1832 1885
Clackmannanshire or Kinross-shire CC Clackmannanshire 1708 1832 Alternate Plts.
Clydebank & Milngavie CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Clydesdale CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Coatbridge & Airdrie BC Lanarkshire 1950 1983
Coatbridge & Chryston BC Strathclyde 1997 2005
Coatbridge Chryston & Bellshill BC Scotland 2005 Current
Combined Scottish Universities UC Universities 1918 1950 3 MPs
Cromartyshire and Nairnshire CC Cromartyshire 1708 1832 Alternate Plts.
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Cumbernauld Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East CC Scotland 2005 Current
Cunninghame North CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Cunninghame South CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Dumbarton CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Dumbarton Burghs BC Dunbartonshire 1918 1950 District
Dumfries & Galloway CC Scotland 2005 Current
Dumfries Burghs BC Dumfriesshire 1708 1918 District
Dumfries County CC Dumfriesshire 1885 2005
Dumfriesshire CC Dumfriesshire 1708 1885
Dumfriesshire Clydesdale & Tweeddale CC Scotland 2005 Current
Dunbarton CC Dunbartonshire 1885 1950
Dunbartonshire CC Dunbartonshire 1708 1885
Dunbartonshire Central CC Dunbartonshire 1974 1983
Dunbartonshire East (1) CC Dunbartonshire 1950 1983
Dunbartonshire East (2) CC Scotland 2005 Current
Dunbartonshire West (1) CC Dunbartonshire 1950 1983
Dunbartonshire West (2) CC Scotland 2005 Current
Dundee BC Forfarshire 1832 1950 2 MPs 1868-1950
Dundee East BC Forfarshire 1950 Current
Dundee West BC Forfarshire 1950 Current
Dunfermline CC Fife 1974 1983
Dunfermline & West Fife CC Scotland 2005 Current
Dunfermline Burghs BC Fife 1918 1950 District
Dunfermline East CC Fife 1983 2005
Dunfermline West CC Fife 1983 2005
Dysart Burghs BC Fife 1708 1832 District
East Kilbride CC Lanarkshire 1974 2005
East Kilbride Strathaven & Lesmahagow CC Scotland 2005 Current
East Lothian CC Lothian 1974 Current
Eastwood CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Edinburgh BC Edinburghshire 1708 1885 2 MPs 1832-1885
Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities UC Universities 1868 1918
Edinburgh Central BC Edinburghshire 1885 2005
Edinburgh East (1) BC Edinburghshire 1885 1997
Edinburgh East (2) BC Scotland 2005 Current
Edinburgh East & Musselburgh BC Lothian 1997 2005
Edinburgh Leith BC Midlothian 1950 1997
Edinburgh North BC Midlothian 1918 1983
Edinburgh North & Leith BC Lothian 1997 Current
Edinburgh Pentlands BC Midlothian 1950 2005
Edinburgh South BC Edinburghshire 1885 Current
Edinburgh South West BC Scotland 2005 Current
Edinburgh West BC Edinburghshire 1885 Current
Edinburghshire CC Edinburghshire 1708 1918
Elgin & Nairn CC Elginshire 1885 1918
Elgin Burghs BC Elginshire 1708 1918 District
Elginshire CC Elginshire 1708 1832
Elginshire & Nairnshire CC Elginshire 1832 1885
Falkirk CC Scotland 2005 Current
Falkirk Burghs BC Stirlingshire 1832 1918 District
Falkirk East CC Central 1983 2005
Falkirk West CC Central 1983 2005
Fife CC Fife 1708 1885
Fife Central CC Fife 1974 2005
Fife East CC Fife 1950 1983
Fife Eastern CC Fife 1885 1950
Fife North East CC Fife 1983 Current
Fife West CC Fife 1950 1974
Fife Western CC Fife 1885 1950
Forfar CC Forfarshire 1885 1950
Forfarshire CC Forfarshire 1708 1885
Galloway CC Kirkcudbrightshire 1918 1983
Galloway & Upper Nithsdale CC Kirkcudbrightshire 1983 2005
Glasgow BC Lanarkshire 1832 1885 2 MPs 1832-1868, 3 MPs 1868-85
Glasgow & Aberdeen Universities UC Universities 1868 1918
Glasgow Burghs BC Lanarkshire 1708 1832 District
Glasgow Anniesland BC Strathclyde 1997 2005
Glasgow Baillieston BC Strathclyde 1997 2005
Glasgow Blackfriars & Hutchesontown BC Lanarkshire 1885 1918
Glasgow Bridgeton BC Lanarkshire 1885 1974
Glasgow Camlachie BC Lanarkshire 1885 1955
Glasgow Cathcart BC Lanarkshire 1918 2005
Glasgow Central (1) BC Lanarkshire 1885 1997
Glasgow Central (2) BC Scotland 2005 Current
Glasgow College BC Lanarkshire 1885 1918
Glasgow Craigton BC Lanarkshire 1955 1983
Glasgow East BC Scotland 2005 Current
Glasgow Garscadden BC Lanarkshire 1974 1997
Glasgow Gorbals BC Lanarkshire 1918 1974
Glasgow Govan BC Lanarkshire 1918 2005
Glasgow Hillhead BC Lanarkshire 1918 1997
Glasgow Kelvingrove BC Lanarkshire 1918 1983
Glasgow Maryhill BC Lanarkshire 1918 2005
Glasgow North BC Scotland 2005 Current
Glasgow North East BC Scotland 2005 Current
Glasgow North West BC Scotland 2005 Current
Glasgow Partick BC Lanarkshire 1918 1950
Glasgow Pollok BC Lanarkshire 1918 2005
Glasgow Provan BC Lanarkshire 1955 1997
Glasgow Queen's Park BC Lanarkshire 1974 1983
Glasgow Rutherglen BC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Glasgow Scotstoun BC Lanarkshire 1950 1974
Glasgow Shettleston BC Lanarkshire 1918 2005
Glasgow South West BC Scotland 2005 Current
Glasgow Springburn BC Lanarkshire 1918 2005
Glasgow St Rollox BC Lanarkshire 1885 1950
Glasgow Tradeston BC Lanarkshire 1885 1955
Glasgow Woodside BC Lanarkshire 1950 1974
Glenrothes CC Scotland 2005 Current
Gordon CC Grampian 1983 Current
Greenock BC Renfrewshire 1832 1974
Greenock & Inverclyde CC Strathclyde 1997 2005
Greenock & Port Glasgow CC Renfrewshire 1974 1997
Haddington CC Haddingtonshire 1885 1918
Haddington Burghs BC Haddingtonshire 1708 1885 District
Haddingtonshire CC Haddingtonshire 1708 1885
Hamilton CC Lanarkshire 1974 1997
Hamilton North & Bellshill CC Strathclyde 1997 2005
Hamilton South CC Strathclyde 1997 2005
Hawick Burghs BC Roxburghshire 1868 1918 District
Inverclyde CC Scotland 2005 Current
Inverness CC Inverness-shire 1918 1983
Inverness Burghs BC Inverness-shire 1708 1918 District
Inverness County CC Inverness-shire 1885 1918
Inverness East Nairn & Lochaber CC Highland 1997 2005
Inverness Nairn & Lochaber CC Highland 1983 1997
Inverness Nairn Badenoch & Strathspey CC Scotland 2005 Current
Inverness-shire CC Inverness-shire 1708 1885
Kilmarnock CC Ayrshire 1974 1983
Kilmarnock & Loudoun CC Strathclyde 1983 Current
Kilmarnock Burghs BC Ayrshire 1832 1918 District
Kincardine CC Kincardineshire 1885 1918
Kincardine & Deeside CC Grampian 1983 1997
Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire CC Aberdeenshire 1918 1950
Kincardineshire CC Kincardineshire 1708 1885
Kinross & Western Perthshire CC Perthshire 1918 1950
Kinross & West Perthshire CC Perthshire 1950 1983
Kirkcaldy CC Fife 1974 2005
Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath CC Scotland 2005 Current
Kirkcaldy Burghs BC Fife 1832 1950 District
Kirkcudbright CC Kirkcudbrightshire 1885 1918
Kirkcudbrightshire CC Kirkcudbrightshire 1708 1885
Lanark CC Lanarkshire 1974 1983
Lanark & Hamilton East CC Scotland 2005 Current
Lanarkshire CC Lanarkshire 1708 1868
Lanarkshire Bothwell CC Lanarkshire 1918 1974
Lanarkshire Coatbridge CC Lanarkshire 1918 1950
Lanarkshire Govan CC Lanarkshire 1885 1918
Lanarkshire Hamilton CC Lanarkshire 1918 1974
Lanarkshire Lanark CC Lanarkshire 1918 1974
Lanarkshire Mid CC Lanarkshire 1885 1918
Lanarkshire Motherwell CC Lanarkshire 1918 1974
Lanarkshire North CC Lanarkshire 1950 1983
Lanarkshire North-Eastern CC Lanarkshire 1885 1918
Lanarkshire North-Western CC Lanarkshire 1885 1918
Lanarkshire Northern (1) CC Lanarkshire 1868 1885
Lanarkshire Northern (2) CC Lanarkshire 1918 1950
Lanarkshire Partick CC Lanarkshire 1885 1918
Lanarkshire Rutherglen CC Lanarkshire 1918 1974
Lanarkshire Southern CC Lanarkshire 1868 1918
Leith BC Midlothian 1918 1950
Leith Burghs BC Edinburghshire 1832 1918 District
Linlithgow (1) CC Linlithgowshire 1885 1950
Linlithgow (2) CC Lothian 1983 2005
Linlithgow & East Falkirk CC Scotland 2005 Current
Linlithgow Burghs BC Linlithgowshire 1708 1832 District
Linlithgowshire CC Linlithgowshire 1708 1885
Livingston CC Lothian 1983 Current
Midlothian CC Midlothian 1955 Current
Midlothian & Peebles CC Midlothian 1950 1955
Midlothian Northern CC Midlothian 1918 1950
Monklands East BC Strathclyde 1983 1997
Monklands West BC Strathclyde 1983 1997
Montrose Burghs BC Forfarshire 1832 1950 District
Moray CC Grampian 1983 Current
Moray & Nairn CC Elginshire 1918 1983
Motherwell & Wishaw (1) BC Lanarkshire 1974 1983
Motherwell & Wishaw (2) BC Strathclyde 1997 Current
Motherwell North BC Strathclyde 1983 1997
Motherwell South BC Strathclyde 1983 1997
Na h-Eileanan An Iar CC Scotland 2005 Current
Ochil CC Central 1997 2005
Ochil & South Perthshire CC Scotland 2005 Current
Orkney & Shetland CC Orkney 1708 Current
Paisley BC Renfrewshire 1832 1983
Paisley & Renfrewshire North CC Scotland 2005 Current
Paisley & Renfrewshire South CC Scotland 2005 Current
Paisley North BC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Paisley South BC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Peebles & Southern Midlothian CC Midlothian 1918 1950
Peebles & Selkirk CC Peeblesshire 1885 1918
Peebleshire CC Peeblesshire 1708 1868
Peeblesshire & Selkirkshire CC Peeblesshire 1868 1885
Perth (1) BC Perthshire 1832 1918
Perth (2) CC Central 1997 2005
Perth & Kinross CC Tayside 1983 1997
Perth & East Perthshire CC Perthshire 1950 1979
Perth & North Perthshire CC Scotland 2005 Current
Perth Burghs BC Perthshire 1708 1832 District
Perthshire CC Perthshire 1708 1885
Perthshire Eastern CC Perthshire 1885 1918
Perthshire Perth CC Perthshire 1918 1950
Perthshire Western CC Perthshire 1885 1918
Renfrew West & Inverclyde CC Strathclyde 1983 1997
Renfrewshire CC Renfrewshire 1708 1885
Renfrewshire East (1) CC Renfrewshire 1950 1983
Renfrewshire East (2) CC Scotland 2005 Current
Renfrewshire Eastern CC Renfrewshire 1885 1950
Renfrewshire West (1) CC Renfrewshire 1950 1983
Renfrewshire West (2) CC Strathclyde 1997 2005
Renfrewshire Western CC Renfrewshire 1885 1950
Ross & Cromarty CC Ross-shire 1832 1983
Ross Cromarty & Skye CC Highland 1983 1997
Ross Skye & Lochaber CC Scotland 2005 Current
Ross Skye & Inverness West CC Highland 1997 2005
Ross-shire CC Ross-shire 1708 1832
Roxburgh CC Roxburghshire 1885 1918
Roxburgh & Berwickshire CC Borders 1983 2005
Roxburgh & Selkirk CC Roxburghshire 1918 1955
Roxburgh Selkirk & Peebles CC Roxburghshire 1955 1983
Roxburghshire CC Roxburghshire 1708 1885
Rutherglen CC Lanarkshire 1974 1983
Rutherglen and Hamilton West CC Scotland 2005 Current
Selkirkshire CC Selkirkshire 1708 1868
St Andrews Burghs BC Fife 1832 1918 District
Stirling CC Central 1983 Current
Stirling & Falkirk Burghs BC Stirlingshire 1918 1950 District
Stirling Burghs BC Stirlingshire 1708 1918 District
Stirling Falkirk & Grangemouth BC Stirlingshire 1974 1983
Stirlingshire CC Stirlingshire 1708 1918
Stirlingshire West CC Stirlingshire 1950 1983
Stirlingshire Western CC Stirlingshire 1918 1950
Strathkelvin & Bearsden CC Strathclyde 1983 2005
Sutherland CC Sutherland 1708 1918
Tain Burghs BC Ross-shire 1708 1832 District
Tayside North CC Tayside 1983 2005
Tweeddale Ettrick & Lauderdale CC Borders 1983 2005
West Lothian CC Linlithgowshire 1950 1983
Western Isles CC Inverness-shire 1918 2005
Wick Burghs BC Caithness 1832 1918 District
Wigtown CC Wigtownshire 1885 1918
Wigtown Burghs BC Wigtownshire 1708 1885 District
Wigtownshire CC Wigtownshire 1708 1885

Source

  • British Historical Facts 1760-1830 by Chris Cook and John Stevenson
  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1983, (5 volumes) edited by F.W.S. Craig

See also

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