Scottish Poor Laws
The Scottish Poor Laws were the statutes concerning poor relief passed in Scotland between 1579 and 1929. Scotland had a different Poor Law system to England and the workings of the Scottish laws diff...
Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo 5 c. 25) reorganised local government in Scotland from 1930, introducing joint county councils, large and small burghs and district councils. ...
Business rates in Scotland
Business rates is the commonly used name of Non-Domestic Rates in Scotland, a tax on occupation of non-domestic property. Rates are a property tax used to fund local services that dates back to the Po...
Poor Law (Scotland) Act 1845
The Poor Law (Scotland) Act 1845 was an Act of Parliament that reformed the Poor Law system of Scotland.
Edinburgh congestion charge
The Edinburgh congestion charge (also known as Edinburgh road tolls) was a proposed scheme of congestion pricing for Scotland's capital city. It planned to reduce congestion by introducing a daily ch...
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Window tax
The window tax was a property tax based on the number of windows in a house. It was a significant social, cultural, and architectural force in England, France and Scotland during the 18th and 19th cen...
Window tax - Wikipedia
Scottish variable rate
The Scottish variable rate (SVR) is a mechanism which enables the Scottish Government to vary (down or up) the basic rate of UK income tax by up to 3p in the pound. The power has never been used, and ...
Anna Munro
Anna Gillies Macdonald Munro (1881–1962) was an active campaigner in the women's suffrage movement in the United Kingdom.
Anna was born in Glasgow, on 4 October 1881, to Margaret Ann MacVean, and ...
Court of Exchequer (Scotland)
The Court of Exchequer was formerly a distinct part of the court system in Scotland, with responsibility for administration of government revenue and judicial matters relating to customs and excise, r...
Board of guardians
Boards of guardians were ad hoc authorities that administered Poor Law in the United Kingdom from 1835 to 1930.
Boards of guardians were created by the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, replacing the p...
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Old Scottish Poor Law
The Old Scottish Poor Law was the Poor Law system of Scotland between 1574 and 1845.
Population growth and economic dislocation from the second half of the sixteenth century led to a growing probl...
Old Scottish Poor Law - Wikipedia
Hearth tax
A hearth tax was a property tax in certain countries during the medieval and early modern period, levied on each hearth, thus by metonymy on each family unit. It was calculated based on the number o...
Adam Black
Adam Black FRSE (10 February 1784 – 24 January 1874) was a Scottish publisher and politician. He founded the A & C Black publishing company, and published the 7th, 8th and 9th editions of the Ency...
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Laigh Kirk, Paisley
The Laigh Kirk, Paisley was a congregation of the Church of Scotland and the original Burgh church of Paisley.
The Laigh Kirk was founded in August 1738 by the Burgh of Paisley and by the Presby...
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Buttock mail
Buttock mail was the colloquial term for a Scottish Poor Law tax which was introduced in 1595. Enforced by the ecclesiastical courts who had responsibility for the moral behaviour of the laity, buttoc...
John Brown (minister)
John Brown (July 12, 1784 – October 13, 1858) was a Scottish minister and theologian, known for his exegesis as a preacher.
The grandson of John Brown of Haddington, he was born at Whitburn, Linli...
Scottish Land Restoration League
The Scottish Land Restoration League was a Georgist political party in Scotland.In the 1880s, enclosure was still in process in the Scottish Highlands, and resistance to it often received support from...
Bagimonds Roll
Bagimonds Roll was a roll used for taxation in Scotland. In 1274 the council of Lyons imposed a tax of a tenth part of all church revenues during the six following years for the relief of the Holy Lan...
Trinity House of Leith
Trinity House, 99 Kirkgate, is a category A listed building in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, which was a guild hall, customs house, and centre for maritime administration and poor relief. In the Late Mi...
Trinity House of Leith - Wikipedia
Outdoor relief
After the passing of the Elizabethan Poor Law (1601), outdoor relief was that kind of poor relief where assistance was in the form of money, food, clothing or goods, given to alleviate poverty without...
Local Government Board for Scotland
The Local Government Board for Scotland was the body charged with overseeing local government, public health and poor law of Scotland from 1894 to 1919.
The Board was established by the Local Gove...
Local Government Board for Scotland - Wikipedia
Teind
Teind is a Scots and Northern English word for tithe, meaning a tenth part of. In Scotland, a teind was a tithe derived from the produce of the land for the maintenance of the clergy.It is also an ol...
James Renwick (Covenanter)
James Renwick (15 February 1662 – 17 February 1688) was a Scottish minister and the last of the Covenanter martyrs.
James Renwick was born at Moniaive in the Parish of Glencairn, Dumfriesshire, in...
James Renwick (Covenanter) - Wikipedia