Eastwood, Strathclyde


Eastwood (Scottish Gaelic: A' Choille an Ear, Scots: Eastwid) was a local government district in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996,[1] lying south-west of the City of Glasgow.

Eastwood

Eastwood district within Scotland
Population
  199460,600
History
  Created1975
  Abolished1996
  Succeeded byEast Renfrewshire
StatusDistrict
GovernmentEastwood District Council
  HQGiffnock

Local Government


The district was named after the larger civil parish of Eastwood,[2] itself named after a long-vanished woodland.[3] The Local Government district was formed from the area of the First District of the former county of Renfrewshire. It was one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region. The council's headquarters were at Giffnock.

The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 abolished all of the districts and regions. The Eastwood District was merged with a few parts of the Renfrew District (the sector covering Barrhead) to form the East Renfrewshire unitary council area.

Electoral History

ElectionControlAdministration
1974ConservativeConservative
1977ConservativeConservative
1980ConservativeConservative
1984ConservativeConservative
1988ConservativeConservative
1992ConservativeConservative
District result maps

Constituencies


The Eastwood Westminster constituency was created in 1983, and the Eastwood Holyrood constituency, with the same boundaries, in 1999.

The Westminster constituency was renamed East Renfrewshire in 2005. The Holyrood constituency retains its original name.

See also


References


  1. Eastwood, Undiscovered Scotland
  2. Parish of Eastwood at Gazetteer for Scotland
  3. Eaglesfield - Edenton | British History Online Eastwood, or Pollock, Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1846 (British History Online)]