East Kilbride (district)
East Kilbride (Scottish Gaelic: Cille Bhrìghde an Ear, Scots: East Kirkbride) was a local government district in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996, lying to the south of the regional capital Glasgow.
East Kilbride district within Scotland
|• Succeeded by||(Part of) South Lanarkshire|
|Government||East Kilbride District Council|
|• HQ||East Kilbride|
As its name suggests, the district (one of five in the Lanark sub-region and 19 overall across the Strathclyde region, which contained more than half of Scotland's population) was centred around the new town of East Kilbride within the historic county of Lanarkshire, although its boundaries extended some way beyond the town. In the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 leading to its creation, the district's desired composition was described as:
- In the county of Lanark—the burgh of East Kilbride; in the Fourth district, the electoral division of Avondale; in the Eighth district, those parts of High Blantyre, Cambuslang South, and Carmunnock electoral divisions lying within the designated area of East Kilbride New Town.
The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 abolished all of the districts and regions. The territory was merged with the Clydesdale and Hamilton districts and part of the Glasgow district to form the South Lanarkshire unitary council area, headquartered at Hamilton.