Lanrikshire

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Lanrikshire, offeecially the Coonty o Lanrik (Inglis: Lanarkshire; Scots Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) is a Lieutenancy aurie, registration coonty an umwhile local govrenment coonty in the central Lawlands o Scotland. Glesga, the neighbouring major ceety, wis umwhile includit as pairt o Lanrikshire for admeenistrative purposes an remains pairt o the registration coonty.

Historically, Lanrikshire wis the maist populous coonty in Scotland an, in earlier times, haed considerably greater bundaries, includin neighbourin Renfrewshire till 1402. [1] In modren times, it wis bundit tae the north bi Stirlinshire an a detached portion o Dunbartonshire, to the northeast bi Stirlinshire, Wast Lowden, tae the east bi Peeblesshire, tae the sootheast an sooth bi Dumfriesshire, tae the soothwast bi Dumfriesshire and Ayrshire an tae the wast bi Ayrshire, Renfrewshire an Dunbartonshire.

Lanrikshire wis historically dividit atween twa admeenistrative auries then, in the mid-18t century, wis dividit again intae three wards: the upper, middle an lawer wards wi their admeenistrative centres at Lanrik, Hamiltoun an Glesga respectively an remained this way till the Local Govrenment (Scotland) Act 1889. Ither significant settlements include East Kilbride, Mitherwall, Airdrie, Coatbrig, Blantyre, Cambuslang, Ruglen an Wishae.[2]

Local govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1975, the coonty cooncil wis abolished an the aurie absorbed intae the lairger Strathclyde region, which itsel wis dividit intae new Cooncil Auries in 1996. The auld aurie o Lanrikshire is nou mainly occupee'd bi the cooncil auries o North Lanrikshire an Sooth Lanrikshire.

North Lanrikshire an South Lanrikshire hae a joint board for valuation an electoral registration. There is an aa a joint health board, which does no cover Ruglen an the surroondin aurie in Sooth Lanrikshire. Athout the northren portion o North Lanrikshire, this is an aa a Lieutenancy aurie.

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Events[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lanrikshire hostit the International Children's Games in August 2011 [3]. A total o 1,300 competitors an coaches, alang wi admeenistrators an delegates, representin 77 ceeties frae 33 kintras warldwide attendit.

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