Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Peeblesshire or Tweeddale

This page summarises the local government organisation of Peeblesshire since 1890.

  • Peeblesshire was one of Scotland's 34 historic counties before 1890, and it was little altered by a general reorganisation that year, though it absorbed a small detached enclave of Selkirkshire. The historic county town is Peebles.
  • In 1890 Roxburghshire had the following Burghs: Peebles (a royal burgh), Innerleithen.
  • In 1975 there was major reorganisation as the counties were abolished and replaced by 12 Regions. Roxburghshire was amalgamated with Berwickshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire into the new Scottish Borders Region.
  • This was a two-tier council, with four districts: Berwickshire, Ettrick & Lauderdale, Roxburgh, and Tweeddale. Peeblesshire became the new district of Tweeddale.
  • In 1996 there was further reorganisation as the Regions were abolished and replaced by 32 Unitary councils. Scottish Borders became a unitary council and the districts were abolished. Five committee areas were formed, and the former Tweeddale District area became the Tweeddale committee area.
  • For a list of Peeblesshire maps go to the Peeblesshire page. For a full list of Scottish maps, return to the Scotland page
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