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TitleAberdeen County Parochial Board and Parish Council Records
DescriptionAS/AP/abr Aberdour Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/aby Aboyne Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/afd Alford Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1867 - 1910)
AS/AP/akr Auchindoir & Kearn Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/als Auchterless Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1874 - 1930)
AS/AP/blv Belhelvie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1868 - 1946)
AS/AP/brs Birse Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/brt Bourtie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/cab Crathie & Braemar Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/cay Cairney Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/chp Chapel of Garioch Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1847 - 1935)
AS/AP/clt Clatt Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1855 - 1930)
AS/AP/cly Cluny Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/col Coull Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1847 - 1930)
AS/AP/crm Crimond Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/cru Cruden Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1883 - 1930)
AS/AP/cul Culsalmond Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1852 - 1930)
AS/AP/dav Daviot Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/dmb Drumblade Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/dru Drumoak Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1855 - 1930)
AS/AP/dyc Dyce Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1866 - 1930)
AS/AP/ect Echt Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1869 - 1930)
AS/AP/eln Ellon Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1852 - 1930)
AS/AP/fny Fintray Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1847 - 1932)
AS/AP/fov Foveran Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1901 - 1930)
AS/AP/fra Fraserburgh Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1936)
AS/AP/frg Forgue Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1844 - 1930)
AS/AP/fyv Fyvie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1852 - 1930)
AS/AP/glb Glenbuchat Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1847 - 1930)
AS/AP/gls Glass Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/grt Gartly Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1938)
AS/AP/gtg Glenmuick, Tullich & Glengairn Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records(1845 - 1932)
AS/AP/hty Huntly Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1864 - 1975)
AS/AP/ins Insch Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1936)
AS/AP/ivr Inverurie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1854 - 1930)
AS/AP/keg Keig Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/kem Kemnay Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/ken Kennethmont Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1863 - 1930)
AS/AP/kil Kildrummy Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1929)
AS/AP/kkl Keithhall & Kinkell Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1870 - 1934)
AS/AP/knl Kinellar Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1867 - 1930)
AS/AP/kon Kincardine O'Neil Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/ktr Kintore Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1847 - 1930)
AS/AP/kwd King Edward Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/lch Leochel Cushnie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/les Leslie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/lgb Logie Buchan Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/lgc Logie Coldstone Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/lng Longside Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/lon Lonmay Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/lum Lumphanan Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/mel Meldrum Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1853 - 1930)
AS/AP/met Methlick Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1853 - 1932)
AS/AP/mid Midmar Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1846 - 1930)
AS/AP/mny Monymusk Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/mon Monquhitter Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1846 - 1930)
AS/AP/ndr New Deer Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1853 - 1930)
AS/AP/new Newhills Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1858 - 1932)
AS/AP/nmc New Machar Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1845 - 1930)
AS/AP/odr Old Deer Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1857 - 1930)
AS/AP/omc Old Machar Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/oyn Oyne Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/pec Peterculter Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1816 - 1951)
AS/AP/phd Peterhead Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/pit Pitsligo Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/pre Premnay Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/ray Rayne Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1868 - 1930)
AS/AP/rtn Rathen Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/ryn Rhynie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/sfg St Fergus Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/ske Skene Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/sla Slains Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/stn Strathdon Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/str Strichen Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/tam Tarland and Migvie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/tav Tarves Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/tfb Tullynessle and Forbes Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/tgh Tough Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/tow Towie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/tur Turriff Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/tyr Tyrie Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
AS/AP/udy Udny Parish: Parochial Board / Parish Council Records (1850 - 1930)
Date1812 - 1975
Extent825 volumes
​Open or Restricted AccessRestricted
Access ConditionsThe Data Protection Act may apply to these records. The records can be consulted in person or by a representative following completion of an access request form subject to conditions under the Data Protection Act (1998).
Administrative HistoryThe Poor Law (Scotland) Act 1845 (8 & 9 Vict., c.83) established parochial boards throughout Scotland and a central Board of Supervision in Edinburgh with responsiblilty for administering the poor relief system. The constitution of the boards in rural areas depended on whether or not they imposed a poor rate. If they did not, they would be composed of the heritors and kirk session; if they did, they were required to add to the heritors and kirk session a varying number of members elected locally. Only a minority of parishes were legally assessed for poor rates in 1845 but most were by 1862. The entitlement to poor relief remained unchanged and excluded the able-bodied unemployed. Each parochial board was required to appoint an inspector of the poor who was in charge of the day-to-day administration of relief. Other functions were added to the duties of the boards, in particular those under the Public Health (Scotland) Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vict., c.101), which included the regulation of lodging houses, removal of nuisances, construction of sewers, water supply and the control of infectious diseases. They were given the power to appoint medical and sanitary inspectors and to form special drainage and water districts. The public health powers of boards in the landward area were transferred to county councils by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict., c.50). Special drainage districts and water districts were transferred to sub-committees of county councils.

Parochial boards and the Board of Supervision were replaced by wholly elected parish councils and a Local Government Board for Scotland under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894 (57 & 58 Vict., c.58). The new councils acquired a few additional functions, including the power to acquire buildings for public offices, ground for recreational purposes and the administration of rights of way. They could also take over the administration of some parish trusts. Parish councils were abolished by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. V, c.25), which transferred their functions to the county councils, district councils and town councils.
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