Perth and Kinross

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Perth and Kinross
Pairth an Kinross
Peairt agus Ceann Rois
Perth and Kinross in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of Perth and Kinross Pairth an Kinross Peairt agus Ceann Rois
Coat of arms
Admin HQ Perth
 • Body Perth & Kinross Council
 • Control Con + LD + Ind (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total 2,041 sq mi (5,286 km2)
Area rank Ranked 5th
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total 151,290
 • Rank Ranked 12th
 • Density 74/sq mi (29/km2)
ONS code S12000024
ISO 3166 code GB-PKN
Perth & Clackmannan Shires. 1854. Civil Parish map
Topographic map of Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross (Scots: Pairth an Kinross; Scottish Gaelic: Peairt agus Ceann Rois) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and a Lieutenancy Area. It borders onto the Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Fife, Highland and Stirling council areas. Perth is the administrative centre. With the exception of a large area of south-western Perthshire, the council area mostly corresponds to the historic counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

Perthshire and Kinross-shire shared a joint county council from 1929 until 1975. The area formed a single local government district in 1975 within the Tayside region under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and was then reconstituted as a unitary authority (with a minor boundary adjustment) in 1996 by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.


Towns and villages

Places of interest

Council political composition

Party Councillors
Conservative 17
Scottish National Party 15
Liberal Democrat 4
Independent 3
Labour 1

On 18 September 2014, Perth and Kinross, voted "No" in the Scottish Independence Referendum at 60.2% with an 86.9% turnout rate.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Indyref". BBC. Retrieved 19 September 2014.

External links

  • Perth and Kinross Council
  • "Scottish Local Government areas and history". Archived from the original on 2 March 2013.
  • The Perthshire Diary – 365 history stories
  • Perth City
  • A Vision of Britain Through Time: A vision of Perth and Kinross
  • Perth and Kinross at Curlie

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