The Boundary Commission for Scotland began its 2023 Review of UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland in January 2021.
Scotland has been allocated 57 constituencies for the 2023 Review, two less than at present. England has been allocated 543 (+10), Northern Ireland 18 (no change) and Wales 32 (-8). Each constituency that we recommend must contain no less than 69,724 Parliamentary electors, and no more than 77,062 (except two ‘protected’ constituencies of Na h-Eileanan an Iar (the Western Isles) and Orkney and Shetland. If it is considered necessary, the Commission can recommend a constituency with an electorate lower than the minimum if it is larger than 12,000 square kilometres. No constituency can be larger than 13,000 square kilometres.
We published our initial proposals for an 8-week consultation on 14 October 2021.
From 10 February to 23 March 2022 we held our 6-week secondary consultation. We published all comments received during the initial consultation and invited further comments on these via our consultation site www.bcs2023review.com. We held five public hearings during the secondary consultation. The existing and proposed constituency boundaries can be viewed at www.bcs2023review.com.
We have published our revised proposals for a final 4-week consultation stage from 8 November to 5 December 2022. Responses to our earlier consultations, revised and existing constituency boundaries can be viewed at www.bcs2023review.com.
We will submit our final recommendations before 1 July 2023.
Supporting and background information
2023 Review - Existing constituency electorates
2023 Review - Electorate by Ward
2023 Review - Existing constituency map with electorate
2023 Review Policies and Procedures
Speakers Report on progress during 2021
Revised Proposals - Revised and Final Consultation
The Revised Proposals can be downloaded, see links below, or viewed on our consultation site www.bcs2023review.com, where comments can be submitted and existing and proposed constituency boundaries can be viewed.
Revised Proposals Constituency Maps - Aberdeen North | Aberdeen South | Aberdeenshire Central | Aberdeenshire North and Moray East | Airdrie | Argyll Bute and South Lochaber | Ayr Carrick and Cumnock | Bathgate and Linlithgow | Bearsden and Campsie Fells | Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk | Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross | Central Ayrshire | Clackmannanshire and Forth Valley | Coatbridge and Bellshill | Dumfries and Galloway | Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale | Dundee East and Arbroath | Dundee West | Dunfermline and East Ochils | East Kilbride and Strathaven | East Lothian and Lammermuirs | East Renfrewshire | Edinburgh East | Edinburgh North and Leith | Edinburgh South | Edinburgh South West | Edinburgh West | Falkirk | Glasgow North | Glasgow North East | Glasgow South | Glasgow South East | Glasgow South West | Glasgow West | Glenrothes | Hamilton and Clyde Valley | Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West | Inverness-shire and Wester Ross | Kilmarnock and Loudoun | Kilsyth Hills and Cumbernauld | Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath | Livingston | Midlothian | Motherwell and Clydesdale North | Na h-Eileanan an Iar | Nairn Strathspey and Moray West | North Ayrshire and Arran | North East Fife | North Tayside | Orkney and Shetland | Paisley and Renfrewshire North | Paisley and Renfrewshire South | Perth and Loch Leven | Rutherglen | Stirling | West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine | West Dunbartonshire
Initial Proposals - Secondary Consultation and Public Hearings
2023 Review - Secondary consultation stage
2023 Review - Public Hearing Dates
Summary of responses to initial consultation
Responses 11681 - 11888
Responses 11889 - 11943
Responses 11944 - 11965
Responses 11966 - 11992
Initial Proposals - Initial Consultation
2023 Review Initial Proposals News Release
2023 Review Initial Proposals Summary Booklet
2023 Review - Commission Meeting Index (Initial Proposals)
2023 Review - Constituency electorate by ward (Initial Proposals)
Initial Proposals: Constituency Maps
All Scotland | Aberdeen North | Aberdeen South | Airdrie and Shotts | Angus and Strathmore | Argyll | Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock | Banff and Buchan | Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk | Central Ayrshire | Coatbridge and Bellshill | Dumfries and Galloway | Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale | Dundee East and Arbroath | Dundee West and Gowrie | East Kilbride and Strathaven | East Lothian Coast | East Renfrewshire | Edinburgh East | Edinburgh North and Leith | Edinburgh South | Edinburgh South West | Edinburgh West | Forth Valley South | Glasgow Central | Glasgow East | Glasgow North | Glasgow South | Glasgow South West | Glasgow West | Glenrothes and Loch Leven | Gordon and Moray South | Hamilton and Clyde Valley | Highland Central | Highland East and Elgin | Highland North | Inverclyde and Bridge of Weir | Kelvin North | Kelvin South | Kilmarnock and Loudoun | Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath | Linlithgow and Bathgate | Livingston | Mid Forth Valley | Midlothian | Motherwell and Clydesdale North | North Ayrshire and Arran | North East Fife | Perth and Tay | Renfrew North | Renfrew South | Rutherglen | Stirling | West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine | West Dunbartonshire | West Fife
Initial Proposals: GIS Shapefile (less protected constituencies)