Subdivisions of Scotland - Council Areas

Attempt to match the council areas of Scotland to the clues given.
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Last updated: October 26, 2021
First submittedOctober 26, 2021
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Home to Scotland’s most populous city
Home to Scotland’s capital
Known as a kingdom and home to Scotland’s oldest university
Centre of Scotland’s iron and coal industry, council headquartered in Motherwell
North Lanarkshire
Home to the Clyde valley and spans 684sq miles
South Lanarkshire
This area’s largest settlement is Peterhead.
The largest council area in Scotland at 9,906sq miles. However is sparsely populated for its size.
Known as the “Granite City”
A predominately rural area despite being located between 2 of Scotland’s largest cities, contains part of the River Almond.
West Lothian
Home to Glasgow Airport and the Paisley Thread Mills
Home to a famous rotating boat lift which connects the forth and Clyde canal to the union canal.
Loch Earn and Glen Rannoch are located here. It’s only city is nicknamed “the fair city” and shares its name with an Australian city,
Perth and Kinross
A main passing point for the West Coast Mainline linking Glasgow to London. This area also borders England.
Dumfries and Galloway
The Tay road and rail bridges are located here. The discovery ship and a V&A museum is located here also.
The Isle of Arran covers nearly half of this council’s territory despite being home to less than 4% of its total population
North Ayrshire
Scotland’s national poet hails from a village in this area.
South Ayrshire
Scotland’s largest school is located within this area. It also contained a world famous specialised lace industry.
East Ayrshire
This area gives it’s name to a famous breed of cow renowned for its meat.
The River Tweed flows through this area, it is bordered by Cumbria and Northumberland in England to its south.
Scottish Borders
This area near Scotland’s most populous city has low crime, unemployment and deprivation rates. Kirkintilloch is the area’s admin HQ.
East Dumbartonshire
Also known as Haddingtonshire, this area contains the National Museum of Flight and the seaside town of Dunbar.
East Lothian
This area has very high drug death rates. A large RAF base is located at Lossiemouth within this area.
A top leading figure in the Nazi Party, Rudolph Hess, was captured after landing in a village in this area to try and negotiate peace talks in 1941. It’s admin HQ is Giffnock.
East Renfrewshire
This is home to a Castle and a battle of a bridge of the same name as the area took place here in 1297 during the first war of Scottish Independence.
Roslyn Chapel is located within this area. The admin HQ is Dalkeith.
The gateway to Loch Lomond and one of few areas where majority voted “Yes” to Scottish independence in 2014.
West Dumbartonshire
The second largest council area in Scotland. Contains sights such as Loch Awe, the Arrochar Alps and the Ardbeg distillery.
Argyll and Bute
This area is named from the Firth which flows out within this location, Greenock is the Admin HQ
This area is named after the stone of Mannan and in terms of population is the smallest council area in Scotland and is nicknamed “The Wee County”
Located entirely on islands, this area is known as Na h-Eileanan Siar in Scottish Gaelic.
Western Islands
In the far northern isles of Scotland, this area is known as Hjetland in Norse.
10 miles off the coast of Caithness,it’s admin HQ is Kirkwall.
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