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Topic: Districts of Scotland

  District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Alberta, the district (known as municipal districts) acts like a county or a city but not like the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia, all districts and counties are part of census subdivisions of their respective census divisions.
A district ("amphoe") is a subdivision of a Province ("changwat") in Thailand.
A constituency with a representative in Congress is a congressional district.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Districts   (2022 words)

 Scotland - LoveToKnow 1911
Balmae, on the southern shore of Kirkcudbrightshire, the coast south of Girvan and the limestone quarries of the Stinchar and Girvan valleys, in Ayrshire, for shells, trilobites, corals, andc.
The district lunacy board (practically a joint-committee of the county and burgh councils), aided by a parliamentary grant, is charged with the provision and upkeep of the asylums, the poor-law authorities only defraying the maintenance of their own patients.
The various religious secessions in Scotland led to the founding of a large number of sectarian and subscription schools, and at the Disruption in 1843 the Free Church made provision for the secular as well as the religious instruction of the children of its members.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Scotland   (13600 words)

 Regions and districts of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland.
Also, the districts were quite different from the subdivisions of counties, also called districts, which had been created and used under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929.
The regions and districts were abolished on April 1, 1996 and replaced with the current unitary council areas of Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regions_and_districts_of_Scotland   (254 words)

 The Highlanders of Scotland
The population of the south of Scotland remained in the meantime partly Anglic and partly Gaelic, the former people possessing the whole of the country south of the Firth of Forth, while the latter occupied the remaining districts.
The Gaelic inhabitants of Scotland were unable to resist the invasion of so powerful an army, and Edgar having overcome Donald in battle, made him captive and placed his namesake, the son of Malcolm Kenmore, on the throne.
Subsequently, however, they were called forth from their mountain districts, and from the prosecution of their internal feuds, to assist the Earl of Lauderdale in carrying through his oppressive proceedings against the gentry of the western counties of Scotland, where they were long after remembered under the denomination of the Highland host.
www.electricscotland.com /History/highlanders/part1chap6.htm   (2741 words)

 The Highlanders of Scotland
The two pirate kings rapidly made themselves masters of the districts of Kateness, Sutherland, Ross, and Moray, and their progress southward was only arrested by that part of the great barrier of the Grampians which forms the southern boundary of the district of Marr.
The second conquest of the north of Scotland by the Norwegians took place towards the end of the tenth century, and was occasioned by an attempt on the part of the Scots to recover possession of Caithness.
Finlay, the son of Ruairi, Maormor of Moray, the chiefs of which district were at that time the most powerful in the northern part of Scotland, marched to Caithness with a powerful army, for the purpose of driving the Norwegians out of that district.
www.electricscotland.com /history/highlanders/part1chap5.htm   (3680 words)

 An economic analysis of water use in the Scotland river basin district
There are three river basin districts in Scotland: two shared with England (Solway-Tweed and Northumbria), and one entirely within Scotland.
The number of people employed in the Scotland RBD is currently just under 2.2 million and is set to increase to over 2.2 million by 2015 on the back of forecast growth in output of 2.2% per year.
For example, there are many excellent salmon rivers in the district and the generally clean and reliable water supply supports sectors such as fish farming and whisky manufacturers.
www.sepa.org.uk /publications/wfd/html/economic_scotland/1.3.html   (446 words)

 River Basin Districts - Proposals for Scotland: page 1
We propose that the southern boundary of this single river basin district should be based on catchment boundaries following the catchments draining to the Solway estuary and Tweed catchments, as shown in the map at Annex A.
Since only a small area of the river basin lies in Scotland, it is proposed that this is combined with a neighbouring basin lying wholly in England, such as the Tees, into a single river basin district.
We indicated in "The Future for Scotland’s Waters — Proposals for Legislation" that special arrangements would be needed to establish the river basin management planning procedures for the catchments that cross the border with England.
www.scotland.gov.uk /consultations/environment/rbdps-01.asp   (1445 words)

 Books About Scotland, The History of Scotland, And Scotch Single Malt Whisky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gives an incredible overview of Scotland, and explains why those Scots who have become expatriots love their country despite all of the problems they have had (Highland clearances).
For anyone who has been to Scotland this is a great way to learn so much about the country, and their courageous and proud people.
This video takes us along the Whisky Trail, visiting Scotland's oldest and most famous distillers, learning their tribulations and triumphs; as well as meeting the new competitors finding their niche in a highly competitive market.
www.maltwhiskey.com /html/scotlandbooks.htm   (779 words)

 UNISON Scotland Registration Services (Scotland) Bill Response
With regard to the proposal to allow registration in any district, we have some concerns, at the possibility of breakdown between the district where registration takes place and the Registration District in which the person is resident.
UNISON Scotland is concerned at the proposals to remove the requirement for a 2-year gap between changes of name, as we are concerned that this could open up the process to abuse.
UNISON Scotland is happy to support the advertisement of proposed marriages as the common marriage notice list is believed to be working well.
www.unison-scotland.org.uk /response/registration.html   (1586 words)

 Historical GIS Project at QUB, Census Index, Scotland, 1881   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Population of Scotland enumerated in Civil Counties in 1801, 1811, 1821, 1831, 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, and 1881.
Educational Statistics of Scotland in 1881, showing the number of Boys and Girls, and of such as were in the Receipt of Education, at each year of Life up to the Fifteenth Year, in the Registration Divisions Counties, Districts, Groups of Districts, and Principal Burghs.
Summary of the Occupations of the Blind and Deaf and Dumb in Scotland in 1881.
www.qub.ac.uk /cdda/gis/scot1881.html   (2820 words)

 Scotland Genealogy Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Scotlands High Court of the Admiralty, which was established in the mid-15th century, had jurisdiction over civil, criminal, and prize matters upon the high seas.
The political union of Scotland and England in 1707 led to a rapid expansion of Scottish economic links with the American colonies, especially on the Chesapeake, where in the years prior to the Revolution the tobacco trade was controlled by Glasgow-based merchants and their factors.
In Scotland on the death of a landowner, the local sheriff held an inquest to establish the credentials of any person claiming to be the true and rightful heir to lands which were in the possession of the deceased at the time of his or her death.
bigtreebooks.com /Topics/Scotland.html   (15124 words)

 Forwards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He was a mainstay of the Scotland 7s squad on the IRB circuit through seasons 2003-04 and 2004-05.
He made his first appearance for Scotland A in their November 2002 win against Romania in Aberdeen and was called from the bench during the subsequent A contests against England and Italy.
He led Scotland under-21 in four of his seven outings at that level and he had a try-scoring debut for Scotland A in the 99-0 win against the Netherlands at Murrayfield in December 1999.
www.scottishrugby.org /sru/index.cfm?E9E4B6E6-DA33-476C-7C9B-B85B3E88A3AC   (2956 words)

 UKCC Netball Scotland
Netball Scotland welcomed Helen Bushell, Head of Workforce Development at England Netball, to the Netball Scotland UKCC Districts Forum on Tuesday 11 April at the Quality Hotel in Glasgow
The UKCC District Forum formed part of Netball Scotland’s main communications drive to our membership regarding the implementation of the new United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) in Netball.
Helen, as the Lead Officer for UK Netball in the development of UKCC, gave an informative and in-depth presentation on the progressions and impacts of the new qualification accompanied by Rebecca Mitchell, Education and Training Officer at Netball Scotland.
www.netballscotland.com /ukcc_1.aspx   (207 words)

 UNISON Scotland Business Improvement Districts Response
Given BIDs are being encouraged in Scotland, UNISON believes legislation should ensure fair, accountable and transparent operations of any BID, with a clear leadership role for local authorities, given their democratic status.
UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union representing 150,000 members working in the public sector.
UNISON Scotland believes that the best way to involve the business community in improving communities and in working with local authorities is to return the powers to set local business rates to local authorities.
www.unison-scotland.org.uk /response/businessimpr.html   (1263 words)

 International Hockey Federation : Scotland's new Hockey Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In Scotland the hockey season finishes around about May as schools finish in June so over the last 4 months I haven’t been able to do much work with the youth in my community.
I have drafted a letter to be sent to the Youth Reps of each of the seven districts in Scotland, asking them to find two keen youths who would be interested in being part of our panel.
Several of the representatives present from each district were sceptical about what myself and Ben wanted to achieve, mainly because we are looking at a long term plan and they want to see results straight away.
www.fihockey.org /vsite/vcontent/page/custom/0,8510,1181-144992-162208-28495-109080-custom-item,00.html   (348 words)

 General Register Office for Scotland - Scotland's census - delivery on schedule
Registrar General for Scotland, John Randall, who is in charge of the Census in Scotland, said:
People in Scotland can be assured that reports of Census chaos south of the border certainly do not apply here.
"Practically everyone in Scotland has already received their forms as planned and we will ensure that the very few remaining forms are delivered in the next few days.
www.gro-scotland.gov.uk /press/news2001/cendlprs.html   (469 words)

 CIPFA in Scotland - News
CIPFA is pleased to comment on the consultation document on business Improvement Districts in Scotland.
At the outset, it should be noted that CIPFA declines to comment on the policy intention of the Scottish Executive.
It may be that the duties placed upon a local authority under Section 13 of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 is the appropriate vehicle to ensure the level of accountability required.
www.cipfa.org.uk /scotland/news_details.cfm?print=yes&news_ID=17790   (1113 words)

 Travel Books About Scotland And Scotch Single Malt Whisky, And The Whisky Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
I had originally listed only books on travel in Scotland but many visitors commented that they were traveling to England and Wales, as well as Scotland, and requested more information on all of Britain so I have added categories on guides to all of Britain and guides to London.
I was charmed by the author's stories and literary quotes, which not only provided an excellent background to the places we visited, but also a guide to some of the literature I wanted to read in conjunction with my travels.
Only a small portion of this book is devoted to Scotland, but it is rich in information about wonderful small pubs and inns throughout Britain.
www.maltwhiskey.com /html/travelbooks.htm   (1603 words)

 Scotland - Clans and Tartans of Scotland and the Scottish Highlands
Scotland - Clans and Tartans of Scotland and the Scottish Highlands
He acquired the land of Bothwell and others in the South of Scotland, and several of his sons founded other houses, including the Murrays of Tullibardine.
He was Regent of Scotland after the death of Robert the Bruce, and died at Avoch in Ross-shire in 1338.
www.scottishweb.net /culture/clans/scottish_clan_murray.htm   (274 words)

 Historical GIS Project at QUB, Census Index, Scotland, 1891   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Population of Scotland Enumerated in Civil Counties, 1831,1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891.
Ages of the Males in the Burghs of Scotland having Populations of 10,000 and upwards; also in Municipal or Police Burghs of Like Populations, which are not Parliamentary Burghs, or which have Areas Greater than the Parliamentary, at Five Periods of Life, and their Proportion to the Total Males in each Burgh.
Summary of the Occupations of the Blind, Deaf and Dumb, and Deaf in Scotland in 1891.
www.qub.ac.uk /cdda/gis/scot1891.html   (3635 words)

 TalkingScot :: RD Introduction
The Registration Districts in Scotland were used from 1st January 1855, as a result of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1854.
The 33 counties and 4 cities were replaced by a system of regions, districts and island authorities (9 regions sub-divided into 53 districts, plus 3 single-level island authorities).
The regions, districts and island authorities were replaced by 32 Unitary Authorities on 1st April 1996.
www.talkingscot.com /rds/rds-intro.htm   (561 words)

 Scotland : The Best Shopping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tanned sheepskins are for sale in hundreds of shops, usually accompanied by advice from the sales staff on what to do with them once you return home.
Liquor: One of the most famous liquors in the world is named after the country that produces it: Scotch whisky (spelled without the "e") is distilled and aged throughout the country.
Use your trip to Scotland as an opportunity to try new single malts (Laphroaig and MacCallan are our favorites), and bring a bottle or two home.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=238&catID=0238020915   (293 words)

 Courts of law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Court of Session, which is in Edinburgh, is the highest civil court in Scotland.
A district court or a sheriff court can be designated as a drugs court for the immediate area.
If you are not satisfied with the decision of the district or sheriff court in criminal cases you may be able to appeal to the High Court.
www.adviceguide.org.uk /nm/scotland/your_rights/legal_system_scotland/courts_of_law_scotland.htm   (967 words)

 River Basin Districts - Proposals for Scotland
ANNEX A : Proposed boundaries of river basin district for Scotland
ANNEX B : Proposed boundaries of cross-border river basin district with England
www.scotland.gov.uk /consultations/environment/rbdps-00.asp   (54 words)

 Report of the Departmental Committee appointed by the Secretary for Scotland to inquire and report upon the work of the ...
Report of the Departmental Committee appointed by the Secretary for Scotland to inquire and report upon the work of the Congested Districts (Scotland) Commissioners for the improvement of live stock and agriculture: with special reference to the quality of the stock reared upon the crofters' holding and reference
The Congested Districts Board had promoted agricultural shows and somewhat advanced the breeds of cattle, horses and ponies by supplying stud bulls and stallions.
Corn and potato seeds had been supplied at low cost, but this scheme, like the plan of providing potato spraying machines, was not a success.
www.bopcris.ac.uk /bopall/ref7024.html   (341 words)

 Town of New Scotland
Goal: To continually improve the quality of life in New Scotland by balancing preservation of natural resources with economic opportunities for growth.
Grow current businesses and attract new enterprises to the commercial and light industrial districts within New Scotland, most particularly the Route 85 corridor entering the Town from the east.
Authorize Town engineer to develop district overlays for "Rural Character" business zones that reflect principles for planned growth.
www.townofnewscotland.com /plan.asp?mm=4&sm=20   (409 words)

 Family Tree genealogy and Scottish clan history from AncestralScotland - Search Results
The Gaelic, 'MacFhaerghuis' is often translated as 'son of the angry', the angry being Fergus who is thought to have lived in the north of Scotland early in Scottish history.
Fergusson is a name that has been found in different districts of Scotland almost as long as the name has been alive although the origin of the clan is generally considered to be in Ross-shire.
The various Fergussons have found their fortunes in different forms although they often have very different progenitors depending upon their region of origin.
www.ancestralscotland.com /clandetails.html?clan=fergusson.html   (344 words)

 The RTPI in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A joint West of Scotland, Central and Edinburgh Lothian Borders and Fife chapters event, in association with BIDS at the Tolbooth, Stirling, 6.15 for 6.30pm See attached for details Contact Ross Nimmo 01389 737215",,,,,"west.scotland@rtpi.org.uk",,,,"",,0,944012714080806,
A joint West of Scotland, Central and Edinburgh Lothian Borders and Fife chapters event, in association with BIDS
Event organised by SNH in association with Forestry Commission Scotland at Battleby
www.scotland.rtpi.org.uk /diary   (902 words)

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