Ref NoAS/Bahr
Alt Ref NoBH1
TitleRecords of the Burgh of Aberchirder
DescriptionThe collection contains the following series:

AS/Bahr/1 Aberchirder Burgh and Town Council: Minutes (1898 - 1975)
AS/Bahr/2 Aberchirder Police Commissioners: Minutes 1890 - 1898
AS/Bahr/3 Aberchirder Burgh: Housing Registers (1955 - 1974)
AS/Bahr/4 Aberchirder Burgh: Abstracts of Accounts (1959 - 1973)
Date1890 - 1975
CreatorAberchirder Town Council and predecessor institutions
Extent27 volumes
​Open or Restricted AccessOpen
Administrative HistoryAberchirder, popularly known as Foggieloan, was a planned town founded in 1746 by General Alexander Gordon of Auchintoul. It was created a police burgh in 1889 under the terms of the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act 1862 (25 & 26 Vict., c. 101). Burgh administration was carried out by police commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c. 49) the police commissioners were replaced by Aberchirder Town Council in January 1901. Aberchirder Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65). Its powers were assumed by Grampian Regional Council and Banff and Buchan District Council. These in turn were replaced by Aberdeenshire Council in 1996 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).
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