Doune Burgh

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Doune Burgh

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  • Doune Town Council

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Dates of existence

1890 - 1975


Doune, an historic town 7 miles north-west of Stirling, was created a burgh of barony in 1611. It was presided over by the Earl of Moray who, as the superior, had authority from the Crown to administer justice and to hold barony courts dealing with crimes and matters of good neighbourhood. Doune was created a police burgh in 1890 under the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act 1862 (25 & 26 Vict., c. 101). The town was once known for its manufacture of pistols and sporrans and, during the 19th century, was largely dependent on its cotton industry. During the 20th century Doune became a centre of tourism. At the time of its creation as a police burgh Doune was still a small town with a population of only 997 in 1881. Under the Act the administration of the burgh was to be 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 Doune Town Council in January 1901. Doune Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65). Its powers were assumed by Central Regional Council and Stirling District Council. These in turn were replaced by Stirling Council in 1996 under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).



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Central Regional Council (1975 – 1996)

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Central Regional Council

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Doune Burgh

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)



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Created 13 February 2018




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