Council Records

Dundee City Archives holds the records of the City Council. We also hold the records of its predecessors, including:

  • The City of Dundee District Council,
  • The Corporation of Dundee (also known as the Town Council)
  • and the core records of the former Tayside Regional Council.

These include a wide variety of records covering the different functions of the councils, such as:

View a List of Baillies, Provosts and Lord Provosts of the Burgh of Dundee.

We also hold the records of other previous authorities whose functions have been incorporated into the Council over the years. These include:

  • Dundee Police Board/Commissioners (1824-1894)
  • Dundee School Board
  • Dundee (Landward) School Board
  • Broughty Ferry School Board
  • Mains and Strathmartine School Board
  • Dundee Education Authority
  • Dundee Gas Commissioners
  • Dundee Water Commissioners
  • Broughty Ferry Police Commissioners/Town Council
  • Dundee Parish Council/Parochial Board
  • Liff and Benvie Parochial Board
  • Dundee Public Baths Committee
  • Dundee Burial Board
  • Dundee Gaol Commissioners

Please note that records of the former Dundee Free Library Committee are held by Dundee Central Library Local History Centre.

Please note that these lists are not exhaustive. If there is anything particular you are looking for please contact us.

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