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Collection IN2/3 - South Uist & Barra District Committee

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GB3002 IN2/3


South Uist & Barra District Committee


  • 1890-1930 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 volumes

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Name of creator

South Uist & Barra District Committee (1890-1930)

Administrative history

The Local Government Act 1889 established District Committees to fulfil the responsibilities of County Council at a local level. South Uist & Barra District Committee therefore administered certain roles on behalf of Inverness-shire County Council headquartered in Inverness. The District Committee was composed of County Councillors for the district and representatives from the Parish of South Uist and the Parish of Barra. The Committee was governed by the regulations of the 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 South Uist and Barra Parochial Boards (later Parish Council)
The Local Government Act 1929 lead to the abolition of South Uist & Barra District Committee and the Parish Council’s of South Uist and Barra with their powers being transferred to the new South Uist District Council and a separate Barra District Council.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

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Scope and content

Minute books 1890-1930; ledgers 1897-1929

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

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper volumes

Finding aids

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

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Related units of description

GB 3002 IN6/1 Records of Barra District Council 1930-1956 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar)

GB 3002 IN6/4 Records of South Uist District Council 1930-1974 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar)

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