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Collection IN6/1 - Barra District Council

Identity area

Reference code

GB3002 IN6/1


Barra District Council


  • 1930-1975 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 volumes

Context area

Name of creator

Barra District Council (1930-1975)

Administrative history

The Local Government Act 1929 disbanded Barra Parish Council and South Uist & Barra District Committee, vesting their functions in Inverness-shire County Council, headquartered in Inverness.

Barra District Council was formed as an independent authority with its own minor powers and to serve as agents for the County Council in carrying out its functions, with the exception of police and education. District Council’s powers could include public health, nursing services, housing, roads, harbours, water supply and drainage

Local government reorganisation in 1975 abolished Barra District Council, transferring its powers to a new unitary local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean (Western Isles Islands Council) headquartered in Stornoway.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Internal transfer from Museum nan Eilean (Accn 2011-13)

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Assessments cash books 1930-1975

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged into series. Within series, items are arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

Records containing personal data are closed for 75 years from the last date in the volume for records relating to adults and 100 years for records relating to children. Please consult the archivist for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper volumes

Finding aids

Digital and paper item level list available in searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

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Related units of description

GB3002 IN5/1 Records of Barra Parish Council 1866-1943 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar)

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