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Political Division of Scotland Ondřej Bačuvčík. General Information Area: 78,772 km² Area: 78,772 km² Population: 5 mil. Population: 5 mil. Capital: Edinburgh.

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1 Political Division of Scotland Ondřej Bačuvčík

2 General Information Area: 78,772 km² Area: 78,772 km² Population: 5 mil. Population: 5 mil. Capital: Edinburgh Capital: Edinburgh Official languages: English, Gaelic, Scots Official languages: English, Gaelic, Scots Government: Constitutional monarchy Government: Constitutional monarchy

3 Politics United since 1707 under the United Kingdom of Great Britain United since 1707 under the United Kingdom of Great Britain Head of state: British monarch (Queen Elizabeth II) (since 1952) Head of state: British monarch (Queen Elizabeth II) (since 1952) Limited self-government Limited self-government Represented in the British House of Commons by 59 MPs Represented in the British House of Commons by 59 MPs Coat of Arms Queen Elisabeth II

4 Government Scottish Parliament – elected in 1999, Edinburgh Scottish Parliament – elected in 1999, Edinburgh Scottish Executive Scottish Executive Local government Local government Own system of laws, banking (own banknotes) and education Own system of laws, banking (own banknotes) and education Pound Sterling

5 Scottish Parliament Reestablished in 1999 At Holyrood, Edinburgh Responsible for Scottish domestic affairs, including taxes 129 Members (4 years)

6 Political Parties - centre-left, unionist - Labour Party - centre-left, unionist - 50 MSPs - centre-left, pro-independence - Scottish National Party (SNP) - centre-left, pro-independence - 27 MSPs - centre-right, unionist - Conservative and Unionist Party - centre-right, unionist - 17 MSPs - centre-left, federalist - Liberal Democrats - centre-left, federalist - 17 MSPs - environmentalist, pro-independence - 7 MSPs Scottish Green Party - environmentalist, pro-independence - 7 MSPs - far-left, pro-independence - Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) - far-left, pro-independence - 4 MSPs

7 Scottish Executive Edinburgh Edinburgh Led by a First Minister (Jack McConnel- since 2001) Led by a First Minister (Jack McConnel- since 2001) Responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport Responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport Manages an annual budget Manages an annual budget J. McConnel

8 Subdivisions of Scotland 32 council areas were set up in council areas were set up in 1996 Governed by unitary authorities designated as „Councils“, the head is Provost or Convenor Governed by unitary authorities designated as „Councils“, the head is Provost or Convenor The four main cities of Scotland: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee The four main cities of Scotland: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee Councillors are elected every four years Councillors are elected every four years

9 Subdivisions of Scotland 1. Inverclyde Inverclyde 2. Renfrewshire Renfrewshire 3. West Dunbartonshire West Dunbartonshire West Dunbartonshire 4. East Dunbartonshire East Dunbartonshire East Dunbartonshire 5. Glasgow Glasgow 6. East Renfrewshire East Renfrewshire East Renfrewshire 7. North Lanarkshire North Lanarkshire North Lanarkshire 8. Falkirk Falkirk 9. West Lothian West Lothian West Lothian 10. Edinburgh Edinburgh 11. Midlothian Midlothian 12. East Lothian East Lothian East Lothian 13. Clackmannanshire Clackmannanshire 14. Fife Fife 15. Dundee Dundee 16. Angus Angus 17. Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire 18. Aberdeen Aberdeen 19. Moray Moray 20. Highland Highland 21. Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) 22. Argyll and Bute Argyll and Bute 23. Perth and Kinross Perth and Kinross 24. Stirling Stirling 25. North Ayrshire North Ayrshire 26. East Ayrshire East Ayrshire 27. South Ayrshire South Ayrshire 28. Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway 29. South Lanarkshire South Lanarkshire 30. Scottish Borders Scottish Borders 31. Orkney Islands Orkney Islands 32. Shetland Islands Shetland Islands

10 Aberdeen City Council 43 elected members – represent Aberdeen 43 elected members – represent Aberdeen Responsibility for the well being and sustainable development of Aberdeen City Responsibility for the well being and sustainable development of Aberdeen City Education, Social Work, Housing, Strategic Planning, Libraries, Transportation and Roads, Parks, etc. Education, Social Work, Housing, Strategic Planning, Libraries, Transportation and Roads, Parks, etc. Head of the Council – Lord Provost Head of the Council – Lord Provost

11 Lord Provost Aberdeen’s civic head Aberdeen’s civic head Elected by Aberdeen City Council every 4 years Elected by Aberdeen City Council every 4 years Active promotion of Aberdeen at home and abroad Active promotion of Aberdeen at home and abroad City’s ambassador City’s ambassador Greets the Royal Family and visiting Heads of State Greets the Royal Family and visiting Heads of State John Reynolds

12 Other subdivisions Sheriffdoms – judicial areas, 6, Sheriff Principal Civil parishes (okrsky) – 871 parishes, no administrative function, for statistical purposes Communities - lowest level of sub-division, community councils, 1200 communities, local opinion to larger local government bodies

13 Resources

14 Thank you for your attention! Have a nice day!


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