Dumfries and Galloway Council

Key facts

Who runs the council? Total seats Council tax

Con-Lib Dem coalition


Band D, £1,049

  • The population of the council area stood at 148,600 in 2009 and the authority employs about 7,800 full and part-time workers
Dumfries and Galloway map
  • The council's budget stands at about £380m.
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council boasts that it has the lowest council tax in mainland Scotland, with the typical Band D rate coming in at £1,049.
  • Nearly two years ago, local residents were asked what services they would cut in order to meet budget savings.
  • There are 13 wards on Dumfries and Galloway Council, electing 47 councillors.
  • The council area is large and rural and its economy is based on agriculture, tourism, textiles, forestry and light engineering.
  • The local authority's administrative base is in the market town of Dumfries.

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