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19 December 2008 - Transcripts of all the Local Inquiries into the Commission's provisional proposals for constituencies for the Scottish Parliament have been added to the Local Inquiries page of the Reviews in Progress section.

12 December 2008 - The Commission has published an Equality Statement which is available on the Publications section of this website.

12 December 2008 - Information papers explaining the constituencies and regions for the Scottish Parliament and the constituencies for the UK parliament, and their relationship with local authority areas, have been added to the Publications section.

12 December 2008 - Lord Woolman has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Commission with effect from 1 January 2009, in succession to Lord McEwan who retires as a Court of Session judge at the end of December 2008, and therefore stands down from the Commission. A brief biography of Lord Woolman is available from the Commission section of this website.

23 October 2008 - A summary of the past members of the Commission since its establishment under the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1944 is available from the Commission section of this website.

7 October 2008 - PDF versions of all the reports and the corresponding legislation produced by the Commission since its establishment in 1944 are now available through the Publications section of this website.

6 October 2008 - The Financial Memorandum issued by the Scotland Office to the Commission has been added to the Publications section of this website.

1 October 2008 - The joint Secretariat to the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland and the Boundary Commission for Scotland has advertised two vacancies for Electoral Boundaries and GIS Officers, with a closing date for applications of 17 October 2008. Further details of the post are available on the Scottish Government website.

22 September 2008 - Supporting documents for the Local Inquiries to be held concerning North East Scotland; Clackmannanshire and Stirling; and Highland have been published. This now means that documentation for all the Local Inquiries are available on the Local Inquiries page.

22 September 2008 - Please note that the Local Inquiry which begins in Airdrie on Tuesday 23 September will not be affected by the intended industrial action by local authority staff - see the Local Inquiries page for details of the timetable for Local Inquiries.

8 August 2008 - The Commission has published its Commissioners' Code of Conduct and Register of Interests, which are available as PDF files from the Publications page.

31 July 2008 - The Commission has published its Annual Report for the year 2007-08, which is available as a PDF file from the Publications page.

21 July 2008 - The Boundary Commission for Scotland has revised its Freedom of Information Policy to reflect the Information Commissioner's 2008 Model Publication Scheme. The new Policy is available on the Publications page.

8 July 2008 - The Commission has announced the timetable for Local Inquiries into its provisional proposals for Scottish Parliament constituencies - details are available on the Local Inquiries page of the Reviews in Progress section of this website.

3 July 2008 - The Your Area page on this website has been updated, giving access to parliamentary constituency and region maps for the Scottish and UK Parliaments.

28 March 2008 - The joint Secretariat to the Boundary Commission for Scotland and the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has advertised a vacancy for a Casework Manager, with a closing date for applications of 11 April 2008. Further details of the post are available on the Scottish Government website.

14 March 2008 - An explanatory booklet about Local Inquiries has been published on the website, on the page concerning the First Periodical Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries.

29 February 2008 - A minor change to the electorate data spreadsheet has been made correcting the data for Wards 4 and 7 in Aberdeen City. This does not alter the electorate in the Commission's proposed constituencies for Aberdeen City.

26 February 2008 - Additional detailed maps showing the proposed constituencies with wards for East Lothian and Midlothian Council areas have been added to the website.

19 February 2008 - Revised Statutory Notice with corrected ward numbers for East Ayrshire Council area issued. The period for representations on the proposals for this area has been extended to 21 March 2008.

15 February 2008 - Revised Statutory Notices with corrected ward numbers for Angus Council area and Dumfries & Galloway Council area issued. The period for representations on the proposals for these areas has been extended to 21 March 2008.

14 February 2008 - The provisional proposals for the first review of the constituencies and regions for the Scottish Parliament have now been published. The period for representations lasts until 14 March 2008

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