Ettrick and Lauderdale

Ettrick and Lauderdale (Eadaraig agus Srath Labhdair in Scottish Gaelic) was one of four local government districts in the Borders region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996.

Ettrick & Lauderdale, 1975-96

The district was formed by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 from:

In 1989 the district was enlarged by the addition of the Brothershiels area from the neighbouring district of Midlothian.[1]

The district council's headquarters were in Galashiels. The district had an estimated population of 35,490 in 1994.[2]

In 1996 the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 replaced the two-tier regions and districts with unitary council areas. The region and four districts were merged to form the present Scottish Borders area.

See also


  1. The Lothian and Borders Regions and Midlothian and Ettrick and Lauderdale Districts (Brothershiels) Boundaries Amendment Order 1989 (S.I.1989 No. 235 (S.23))
  2. House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 18 Mar 1996
  3. "Scottish Borders - Ettrick and Lauderdale Division (District Courts Association)". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
  4. Ettrick and Lauderdale Sports Council Archived 2007-02-16 at the Wayback Machine