The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo 5 c. 25) reorganised local government in Scotland from 1930, introducing joint county councils, large and small burghs and district councils. The Act also abolished the Scottish poor law system with institutions passing to the local authorities.
The Act was drafted by Walter Elliot, the Unionist (Conservative) politician who became later (1936) Secretary of State for Scotland.
Read more about Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929: Abolition of Parish Councils, Abolition of Commissioners of Supply and Education Authorities, Large Burghs and Small Burghs, United Burghs, Combined Counties and Joint County Councils, Reconstituted County Councils, District Councils, Poor Law, Counties of Cities, Services Provided By The Councils
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