Strathclyde [ stɹæθklaɪd ] ( Scottish Gaelic Srath Chluaidh ) from 1975 to 1996, a region in the west of Scotland, around the Firth of Clyde and the city of Glasgow. In Strathclyde lived about half of the Scottish population.
The literal meaning of Strathclyde is the "valley of the Clyde ." The region was named after the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde, which extended over western Scotland.
The region in 1975 formed from the counties of Dunbartonshire, Ayrshire, Buteshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and parts of the counties of Argyll and Stirlingshire. After that, the region was divided into 19 districts:
- Argyll and Bute
- Bearsden and Milngavie
- Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
- Cumnock and Doon Valley
- East Kilbride
- Kilmarnock and Loudoun
- Kyle and Carrick
In 1996, the regions and districts were abolished in Scotland and replaced by 32 unitary authorities. In the field of Strathclyde twelve new unitary authorities were established:
The region persists today as police district ( " Strathclyde Police" ), as a fire district ( " Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service") and as a transport area ( " Strathclyde Partnership for Transport" ).