Traditional counties of Scotland

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The Traditional counties of Scotland are historic and cutural divisions of Scotland.

The dates of the borders varies, for example Cromartyshire only took its traditional shape as late as 1685. Ross-shire and Cromartyshire were administered as one (Ross and Cromarty).

Apart from these entities, there had been 'counties of cities' (counties corporate) for centuries.

When county councils were introduced in Scotland in 1889, their areas, the administrative counties were based on the traditional counties, but the great many fragments and detached parts were consolidated, and Ross-shire was merged with the fragmentary Cromartyshire to form Ross and Cromarty.

Traditional counties of Scotland
  1. Caithness
  2. Sutherland
  3. Ross-shire
  4. Cromartyshire
  5. Inverness-shire
  6. Nairnshire
  7. Morayshire
  8. Banffshire
  9. Aberdeenshire
  10. Kincardineshire
  11. Angus
  12. Perthshire
  13. Argyll
  14. Bute
  15. Ayrshire
  16. Renfrewshire
  17. Dunbartonshire
  18. Stirlingshire

  1. Clackmannanshire
  2. Kinross-shire
  3. Fife
  4. West Lothian
  5. Mid Lothian
  6. East Lothian
  7. Berwickshire
  8. Roxburghshire
  9. Dumfriesshire
  10. Kirkcudbrightshire
  11. Wigtownshire
  12. Lanarkshire
  13. Selkirkshire
  14. Peeblesshire
Not shown:
Shetland Islands
Orkney Islands

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See Also

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