Scotland - Counties List

The history of local administration divisions in Scotland is just as complex as the English and Welsh ones, if not more so. The current division became official in 1995 as a result of the Local Government Act of 1994 that established the final division of Scotland into 32 administrative areas referred to as “council areas”. These areas are governed by an elected council. These areas can choose to be referred to also by their Gaelic name, though so far only one council followed this path - the Council of the Western Isles is known as Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar. Another council area that made use of this law is the Highland Council that adopted the Gaelic name Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd to work alongside the English one.

Aberdeen City
16979 companies; 641 restaurants; 364 bars; 309 takeaways;
Aberdeenshire
11076 companies; 119 restaurants; 154 bars; 102 takeaways;
Angus
3844 companies; 157 restaurants; 121 bars; 79 takeaways;
Argyll and Bute
2544 companies; 273 restaurants; 75 bars; 56 takeaways;
Clackmannanshire
1274 companies; 62 restaurants; 51 bars; 49 takeaways;
Dumfries and Galloway
2881 companies; 246 restaurants; 134 bars; 109 takeaways;
Dundee City
7280 companies; 243 restaurants; 188 bars; 189 takeaways;
East Ayrshire
3230 companies; 423 restaurants; 56 bars; 102 takeaways;
East Dunbartonshire
3166 companies; 123 restaurants; 53 bars; 77 takeaways;
East Lothian
3099 companies; 181 restaurants; 106 bars; 57 takeaways;
East Renfrewshire
3905 companies; 97 restaurants; 14 bars; 62 takeaways;
Edinburgh
53091 companies; 1035 restaurants; 447 bars; 554 takeaways;
Falkirk
5075 companies; 261 restaurants; 122 bars; 134 takeaways;
Fife
11226 companies; 564 restaurants; 415 bars; 321 takeaways;
Glasgow City
45027 companies; 1362 restaurants; 373 bars; 738 takeaways;
Highland
9580 companies; 262 restaurants; 24 bars; 38 takeaways;
Inverclyde
2144 companies; 102 restaurants; 79 bars; 65 takeaways;
Midlothian
2467 companies; 147 restaurants; 57 bars; 47 takeaways;
Moray
2529 companies; 111 restaurants; 58 bars; 56 takeaways;
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
904 companies; 122 restaurants; 25 bars; 20 takeaways;
North Ayrshire
2910 companies; 182 restaurants; 130 bars; 135 takeaways;
North Lanarkshire
9923 companies; 311 restaurants; 253 bars; 392 takeaways;
Perth and Kinross
5481 companies; 449 restaurants; 128 bars; 143 takeaways;
Renfrewshire
6879 companies; 259 restaurants; 167 bars; 176 takeaways;
Scottish Borders
3348 companies; 337 restaurants; 177 bars; 77 takeaways;
South Ayrshire
4726 companies; 420 restaurants; 173 bars; 125 takeaways;
South Lanarkshire
16513 companies; 747 restaurants; 237 bars; 47 takeaways;
Stirling
4482 companies; 0 restaurants; 0 bars; 0 takeaways;
West Dunbartonshire
2015 companies; 137 restaurants; 57 bars; 90 takeaways;
West Lothian
5569 companies; 221 restaurants; 108 bars; 164 takeaways;

The 32 existing areas reflect the historical 34 shires to various extent but the counties of Scotland have gone a long way and nowadays differ very much from their historical counterparts, in both names and boundaries. When it comes to demographics, the most populous region is Glasgow with roughly 593 thousand inhabitants and the least populous are the Orkney Islands with only about 21 thousand inhabitants. Geographically the largest county is the Highland with over 11,000 square miles, and the smallest one is Dundee, spanning only 67 square miles.

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