South of Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

South of Scotland was one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament when it was created in 1999. The region was replaced with South Scotland in 2011 following a review.[1]

South of Scotland
Scottish Parliament electoral region
The South of Scotland region
shown within Scotland
Created
1999
Abolished
2011
Constituencies
Ayr
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Clydesdale
Cunninghame South
Dumfries
East Lothian
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Council areas
East Ayrshire (part)
East Lothian (part)
Dumfries and Galloway
Midlothian (part)
North Ayrshire (part)
Scottish Borders
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire (part)

Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies were sub-divisions of the region and it elected seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elected a total of 16 MSPs.

The region had boundaries with the West of Scotland, Central Scotland and Lothians regions.