Our final recommendations for Scotland

These are the boundaries we recommended following our 2018 Review of UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland.

We consulted the public on our initial proposals between October 2016 and January 2017 and for a further secondary consultation period in Spring 2017. We considered all the responses to the initial consultations and developed revised proposals which we consulted on from October to December 2017.

We carefully considered all the comments received during the 2018 Review before developing our final recommendations for submission to the Secretary of State for Scotland in September 2018.

All comments received during our 2018 Review consultation periods are available to view on this site.

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Review details

What do you need to know?

  • The number of UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland must reduce from 59 to 53.
  • By law, every constituency we propose must contain between 71,031 and 78,507 electors, unless its area is greater than 12,000 square kilometres and a constituency with between 71,031 and 78,507 electors is not reasonably possible.

In general, we aimed to:

  • Design as many constituencies as practicable that do not cross a council area boundary.
  • Recognise existing community ties.
  • Take into consideration local geography (for example transport links, other electoral boundaries, administrative boundaries and natural features).
  • Consider special geographical considerations where appropriate.

These recommendations do not affect: your council boundary, ward boundary or community council boundary; your council tax and the services your council provides; your school catchment area; your postcode or postal address; access to public or private facilities or transport; policing or fire service areas; or, NHS services, i.e. your GP or local hospital.