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North Uist District Council

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North Uist District Council

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The Local Government Act 1929 disbanded North Uist Parish Council and North Uist District Committee, vesting their functions in Inverness-shire County Council head-quartered in Inverness.

North Uist 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 North Uist District Council, transferring its powers to a new unitary authority, Comhairle nan Eilean (Western Isles Islands Council) head-quartered in Stornoway.


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