Our Second Review of the constituencies and regions of the Scottish Parliament commenced on 1 September 2022.
The review is required under the terms of the Scotland Act 1998 and will recommend constituencies, and regions, of similar electorate size while also taking account of local authority areas, special geographical circumstances, maintenance of local ties and any inconveniences caused by the alteration of the existing boundaries.
The review of constituencies will cover the 70 mainland constituencies. The constituencies of Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands are protected in legislation and so excluded from this review. The review of the regions will, however, encompass all 73 constituencies at the Scottish Parliament. The overall number of MSPs (129) is fixed in legislation and will not change as a result of this review.
The First Review reported in 2010 and the current boundaries have been used in the Scottish Parliament elections of 2011, 2016 and 2021.
We consulted on our provisional proposals for Scottish Parliament constituencies from 17 May to 17 June 2023. Following consideration of the representations received we will be holding Local Inquiries in respect of the following proposed constituencies: East Lothian; and Midlothian North and Musselburgh; Cunninghame South; and Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley; Bearsden, Milngavie and Clydebank North; and Dumbarton and Helensburgh; Glasgow Priesthill and Giffnock; Paisley and Renfrew; Renfrewshire South; and Renfrewshire West; Edinburgh Forth and Linlithgow; and Clyde Valley and Tweeddale. If you wish to speak at an inquiry please see our news release for the dates and locations of our Local Inquiries. We have also published all responses from our consultation, see consult.boundaries.scot.
We will consult on revised proposals for constituencies and proposals for regions in Spring 2024.
We will submit a report to Scottish Ministers by 1 May 2025. If subsequently approved by the Scottish Parliament, the new boundaries will be effective at the next Scottish Parliament election, expected in May 2026.
Supporting and background information
Start of Second Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries News Release
Electorate - Existing Constituency/ Region, Council Area, Ward
Scottish Parliament - Guide to Second Review
All Scotland Existing Scottish Parliament Constituencies
Local Inquiries - Provisional Proposals - Constituencies
Local Inquiries - News Release Venues and Timings
Provisional Proposals - Constituencies (consultation 17 May - 17 June 2023)
News Release - consultation constituencies
Provisional Proposals Booklet
Constituency - Provisional Proposals Electorate
All Scotland Provisional Proposals Constituencies
Provisional Proposals - GIS Data
Second Review - Constituency Provisional Proposals - Display Points
Provisional Proposals Constituency Maps
Aberdeen Central | Aberdeen Donside | Aberdeen South and North Kincardine | Aberdeenshire East | Aberdeenshire West | Airdrie, Newmains and Shotts | Angus North and Mearns | Angus South | Argyll and Bute | Ayr | Banff and Buchan Coast | Bathgate and Almond Valley | Bearsden, Milngavie and Clydebank North | Bellshill and Coatbridge | Caithness, Sutherland and Ross | Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley | Clackmannanshire and Dunblane | Clyde Valley and Tweeddale | Cowdenbeath | Cumbernauld and Chryston | Cunninghame North | Cunninghame South | Dumbarton and Helensburgh | Dumfriesshire | Dundee City East | Dundee City West | Dunfermline | East Kilbride | East Lothian | Edinburgh Central | Edinburgh Eastern | Edinburgh Forth and Linlithgow | Edinburgh Northern and Leith | Edinburgh Pentlands | Edinburgh Southern | Edinburgh Western | Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire | Falkirk East | Falkirk West | Fife North East | Galloway and West Dumfries | Glasgow Anniesland | Glasgow Cardonald and Pollok | Glasgow Central and Govan | Glasgow Kelvin and Maryhill | Glasgow Priesthill and Giffnock | Glasgow Shettleston and Baillieston | Glasgow Southside and Cathcart | Glasgow Springburn and Provan | Hamilton and Uddingston | Inverclyde | Inverness and Nairn | Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley | Kirkcaldy | Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth | Larkhall and Clydesdale | Livingston | Mid Fife and Glenrothes | Midlothian North and Musselburgh | Midlothian South | Moray | Motherwell | Paisley and Renfrew | Perthshire North | Perthshire South and Kinross-shire | Renfrewshire South | Renfrewshire West | Rutherglen | Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch | Stirling