Place:Borders, Scotland

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NameBorders
TypeRegion
Coordinates55.4°N 2.5°W
Located inScotland     (1975 - 1996)
Contained Places
Former district
Berwickshire (district) ( 1975 - 1996 )
Ettrick and Lauderdale ( 1975 - 1996 )
Roxburgh (district) ( 1975 - 1996 )
Tweeddale ( 1975 - 1996 )
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The Borders Region was created in 1975, by merging the former counties of Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire, and Selkirkshire and part of Midlothian, as a two-tier region with the districts of Berwickshire District, Ettrick and Lauderdale, Roxburgh District, and Tweeddale within it. In 1996 the region became a unitary Council Area and the districts were wound up. The Council Area was created with the name Borders. Following the election of a shadow area council in 1995 the name was changed to Scottish Borders with effect from 1996.

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The Borders Region is included here to provide a place for occurrences within the area during the short period 1975-1996 and to allow for continuity between the old tradtional counties and the current unitary Council Area.

Further information

The Wikipedia article: Local government areas of Scotland 1973 to 1996

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