Boundaries Scotland is responsible for carrying out reviews of
- the boundaries of local authority areas;
- carrying out reviews of electoral wards for local authorities;
- responding to requests for reviews of electoral wards or local authority areas; and
- carrying out reviews of constituencies and regions for the Scottish Parliament.
The Commission is an Advisory Non-departmental Public Body sponsored and wholly funded by the Scottish Government. It is an independent, non-political body created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. Full details of the legislation surrounding the Commission's work are available on the Legislation page.
The Commission is supported in its work by a small Secretariat.