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Collection IN2/1 - Harris District Committee, Harris

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GB3002 IN2/1


Harris District Committee, Harris


  • 1890-1934 (Creation)

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8 volumes

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Name of creator

Harris District Committee (1890-1930)

Administrative history

The Local Government Act 1889 established District Committees to fulfil the responsibilities of County Councils at a local level. Harris District Committee therefore administered certain roles on behalf of Inverness-shire County Council head quartered in Inverness. The District Committee was composed of County Councillors for the district and representatives from the Parish of Harris. The Committee was governed by the regulations of Inverness-shire County Council to which it reported periodically. Their main functions were the administration of Roads & Bridges Acts and Public Health (which included housing). They also dealt with various concerns that fell outwith the remit of the Harris Parochial Board (later Harris Parish Council).

The Local Government Act 1929 lead to the abolition of Harris District Committee and Harris Parish Council, their powers being transferred to the new Harris District Council.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

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Minutes 1917-1934 (Harris District Council from 1930); roads minutes 1890-1918, public health minutes 1890-1918

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

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Paper volumes

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Item level list available in searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

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Related units of description

GB 3002 RC6/2 Records of Harris District Council 1934-1975 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar)

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