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Collection IN2/2 - North Uist District Committee, North Uist

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GB3002 IN2/2


North Uist District Committee, North Uist


  • 1890-1930 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

16 volumes

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Name of creator

North Uist District Committee (1890-1930)

Administrative history

The Local Government Act 1889 established District Committees to fulfil the responsibilities of County Council at a local level. North Uist District Committee therefore administered certain roles on behalf of Inverness-shire County Council headquartered in Inverness. The District Committee was composed of County Councillors for the district and representatives from the Parish of North Uist. The Committee was governed by the regulations of Inverness-shire Council to which it reported periodically. Their main functions were the administration of Roads & Bridges Acts and Public Health (which included housing). They also dealt with various concerns that fell outwith the remit of the North Uist Parochial Board (later North Uist Parish Council)

The Local Government Act 1929 lead to the abolition of North Uist District Committee and North Uist Parish Council, their powers being transferred to the new North Uist District Council.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Internal transfer from Museum nan Eilean (Accn 2011-13)

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Scope and content

Letter books 1912-1928; cash books 1912-1925; ledgers 1890-1927; Roads minute books 1893-1912; Public Health minute books 1890-1930

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Arranged into series. Within series, records are arranged chronologically.

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper volumes

Finding aids

Digital and manual item level list available in searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

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Related units of description

GB 3002 IN6/3 Records of North Uist District Council 1930-1951 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar)

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