The breakdown of Community Councils in Scotland may appear to quite confusing at first, but it is actually quite simple. Community Councils are formed in Community Council Areas. Community Council Areas then form part of a Council Area (this will be the town or city). Community councils cover virtually all of Scotland, though not all Community Council Areas have a Community Council, as it is up to the community to form one. Community Councils are provided for in local authority schemes.
The first Scottish Community Councils were formed in 1976, under the Local Government Act 1973. The Local Government Act 1994 abolished the regional and district councils set up under the two-tier system of the previous Act. The new Act created unitary councils, and transferred the responsibility of the regional and district councils for community council schemes to these new unitary councils.
The ASCC – Association for (Scottish Community Councils) was set up in 1994 when the councils were reorganised from district and regional to unitary.
Below is a list of all the Council Areas (in alphabetical order) without decentralised Community Council Areas (within the Council Areas).
City of Edinburgh
Perth and Kinross
Below is a list of all the Council Areas (in alphabetical order) that also have decentralised Community Council Areas (within the Council Areas).
- Banff and Buchan
- Kincardine and Mearns
Argyll and Bute
- Bute and Cowal
- Helensburgh and Lomond
- Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay
- Oban, Lorn and the Isles
Dumfries and Galloway
- Annandale and Eskdale
- Dumfries and Lower Nithsdale
- Upper Nithsdale
Na h-Eileanan Siar
- Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
- Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
- Ross, Skye and Lochaber
- Cambuslang / Rutherglen
- East Kilbride