Scottish Parliamentary Regions

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Title
Scottish Parliamentary Regions
Alternate title
SPR
Alternate title
Holyrood Parliamentary Regions
Date ( Creation )
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
OS_BL_ScottishParliamentaryRegion

Abstract
Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies and Regions define the electoral areas used to return members to the Scottish Parliament. There are 73 constituencies, each electing one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), and 8 regional constituencies each electing an additional seven MSPs. The total number of parliamentary seats is 129. The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is responsible for recommendations on the definition of constituency and region boundaries, however, the definitive dataset is delineated by Ordnance Survey for inclusion in their BoundaryLine product.

Originator

Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH12 5HD
United Kingdom

Distributor

Ordnance Survey
Explorer House, Adanac Drive
Southampton
SO16 0AS
United Kingdom
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GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Administrative units
Keywords ( Theme )
  • Electoral areas
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Other constraints
No limitations on public access
Use limitation
Open Government Licence
Use limitation
The following attribution statement must be used to acknowledge the source of the information: Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right (insert year)
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Denominator
10000
eng utf8
Topic category
  • Boundaries
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S
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Geographic identifier
GB-SCT

Title
ISO3166-2
Date ( Publication )

Supplemental Information
Reference system identifier
EPSG / OSGB 1936 / British National Grid (EPSG:27700) / 7.9

Distribution format
  • ESRI Shapefile ( 1.0 )

dataset

Conformance result

Title
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
Date ( Publication )
Explanation
Pass
false
Statement
The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is responsible for reviewing the constituencies and regions of the Scottish Parliament, and making recommendations on their boundaries. Recommendations that are accepted by Ministers are enacted by statutory instrument and passed to Ordnance Survey for inclusion in their BoundaryLine product. In addition to constituencies, the Scottish Parliament electoral system requires 8 regions for the election of regional MSPs, with the extent of each comprising a number of whole constituencies. The initial regions for the Parliament were coterminous with the European Parliament constituencies enacted by the European Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1996. These regions were replaced following the Commission’s First Periodic Review. The current regional boundaries were enacted by the Scottish Parliament (Constituencies and Regions) Order 2010, however, and interim review of Scottish Parliament boundaries resulted in the following amendment: Effective 2014-05-03 (SSI 2014/501): • Glasgow and West Scotland Regions at Robroyston With regards to the seaward extent of the parliamentary boundaries, as with local authorities this normally ends at the low water mark. In a small number of cases, the area has been extended by legislation around a port or harbour into the surrounding sea beyond the low water mark. The largest of these is Yell Sound in the Shetland Islands, and there are also substantial extensions at Aberdeen and Greenock.

gmd:MD_Metadata

File identifier
9c892e29-6b74-49f4-95c1-dbdb1e5a53d5 metadataInXML
engutf8dataset
Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH12 5HD
United Kingdom