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The Boundary Commission for Scotland is constituted by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 which governs our membership and constitution. That Act also defines the rules that we use when recommending UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland. The text of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 incorporating all current amendments can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. File icon
When determining boundaries of Scottish Parliament constituencies, different legislation applies, namely Schedule 1 to the Scotland Act 1998. Schedule 1 to the Scotland Act 1998 with all current amendments is available as a PDF file from here. File icon
Since the passage of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, Scotland forms a single electoral region for the European Parliament. The legislation which governed our reviews of European constituencies before then is available as a PDF file from here. File icon
Current boundaries
Information Papers on parliamentary boundaries in Scotland are available through the Publications section of this website.
The current UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland resulted from our Fifth Periodical Report which was published in November 2004. The recommendations of the report were enacted by the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 2005 (SI 2005/250) which can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. PDF icon
The current Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions resulted from the report of our First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries which was published in May 2010. The recommendations of the report were enacted by the Scottish Parliament (Constituencies and Regions) Order 2010 (SI 2010/2691). PDF icon
The Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions for the elections in 2016 include a minor amendment at Robroyston. This resulted from the report of our Interim Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries which was published in October 2013. The recommendations of the report were enacted by the Scottish Parliament (Constituencies and Regions) Order 2014 (SI 2014/501). PDF icon
Regulations
Our use of the electoral register is governed by the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001. The current text of the relevant parts of the regulations can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. File icon
Further information
Further details of legislation in the United Kingdom is available from http://www.legislation.gov.uk/.  
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