Scotland politics

Clackmannanshire Council

  • The local authority ofClackmannanshire- know as the Wee County - is one of Scotland's smallest councils
  • In January this year, theSNP took controlafter a vote of no confidence in the Labour administration.
  • Clackmannanshire Council consists of five wards, each represented by three or four elected members.
  • It has a budget of £118.5m per annum.
  • Thepopulation for the council areastood at 50,540 in 2009 and the authority has about 2,500 employees.
  • About half of the council's residents live in and around the main town of Alloa, which is also the administrative headquarters for the local authority.
  • In 2008, arailway line re-establishingAlloa's connection with Stirling and the wider rail network was opened after a break of 40 years.
  • The opening of the £120mClackmannanshire Bridgein 2008 also saw the area joined to the motorway network for the first time.