Clydebank (district)


Clydebank (Scottish Gaelic: Bruach Chluaidh) was a local government district in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996,[3] lying immediately to the north-west of the regional capital Glasgow.

Clydebank
Population
  1991[1]45,717
History
  Created1975
  Abolished1996
  Succeeded by(Part of) West Dunbartonshire
StatusDistrict
GovernmentClydebank District Council
  HQClydebank[2]

Local Government


As its name suggests, the district (one of five in the Dunbarton sub-region and 19 overall across the Strathclyde region, which contained more than half of Scotland's population) was centred around the industrial town of Clydebank, part of the historic county of Dunbartonshire. In the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 leading to its creation, the district's desired composition was described as:[4]

  • In the county of Dunbartonthe burgh of Clydebank; the district of Old Kilpatrick (except the electoral divisions of Bowling, Dunbarton, and that part of the electoral division of Hardgate lying within the parish of New Kilpatrick).

One of the smallest districts by area, it contained little else beyond Clydebank, the settlements on its north and west peripheries (Duntocher, Faifley, Hardgate and Old Kilpatrick) and the Kilpatrick Hills rising steeply to their north, with the River Clyde as the southern boundary and the urban area of Glasgow to the south-east, with a tract of farmland to the north-east separating the district from its Dunbarton neighbour Bearsden and Milngavie, while the Dumbarton district was to the west with the division at Bowling.

The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 abolished all of the districts and regions. The Clydebank territory was merged with the eastern part of the Dumbarton district ( the western part around Helensburgh going to Argyll and Bute) to form the West Dunbartonshire unitary council area, headquartered in Dumbarton.[5]

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