Tayside

former local government region of Scotland

Tayside was a government region on the east coast of Scotland. It was named after the River Tay. The capital city of the region was Dundee.

Tayside
Taobh Tatha
Region
Tayside within Scotland
Area
2,903 sq mi (7519 km2)
Population
 • 1981397,055[1]
 • 1991392,500[1]
History
 • Preceded byDundee Corporation
Perthshire County Council
Kinrosshire County Council
Angus County Council
 • OriginLocal Government (Scotland) Act 1973
 • Created15 May 1975
 • Abolished31 March 1996
 • Succeeded byDundee City Council
Perth & Kinross
Angus
GovernmentTayside Regional Council
 • TypeRegional council
 • HQTayside House, Dundee
Subdivisions
 • TypeDistricts
 • UnitsAngus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross

The region was created in 1974. It was removed in 1995 because local government in Scotland was made simpler.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tay Region Research Observatory, University of Dundee