Privacy and data protection

Terms and conditions


The Boundary Commission for Scotland takes every effort to ensure that the information published on this website is accurate. However, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of the content. Visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk.

Where a document provides guidance on the law it should not be regarded as definitive. The definitive versions of the legislation under which the Commission works can be found on the Government’s legislation website at (link is external).

Privacy and data protection

Personal data held by the Commission is subject to the provisions of data protection law currently in force in the UK. As our work is constitutional, it is subject to the ‘applied GDPR’ regime, established by the Data Protection Act 2018.

Our formal privacy notice (link is external), outlines the personal data we collect, the basis on which we do that, what we do with it, and your rights. You may also wish to view our separate page on Cookies (link is external).

Although we are required by law to publish responses to our consultations during a constituencies review, we do not include a respondents name or detailed address in what we publish, unless a respondent asks us to do so. If you change your mind about whether you wish these details to be published, you can contact us in writing to amend your decision, which we will them implement.

Specific law restricts the use of electoral registers. In particular, the Commission is not allowed to supply a third party with a copy of a register it has received (or details of any individual within it), unless expressly provided for in the relevant legislation.

You may request a copy of any personal data we hold on you, at any time, by emailing or by writing to us at Boundary Commission for Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, EDINBURGH, EH12 5HD.

Use of cookies

Please see the separate page detailing our Cookie policy (link is external).


The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. You may use and reuse the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. We encourage users to establish hypertext links to this website.

Where any of the Crown copyright items on this website are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status must be acknowledged.

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

Any enquiries regarding the use and reuse of public sector information should be made via (external link opens in a new tab)


The names, images and logos identifying the Boundary Commission for Scotland are proprietary marks of the Crown. The copying and use of the logo and other Commission-related logos are not permitted without our prior approval. Permission requests should be directed to

Virus protection

The Boundary Commission for Scotland makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. However, it is always wise for users to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet.

The Commission cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material from this website.


Hyperlinking policy

Linking to us

The Commission encourages users to establish hypertext links to this website. You do not have to ask permission to link to pages hosted on the website; however, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your website. The Commission’s pages must load into the user’s entire window.

Linking by us

The Commission does not link to commercial websites. If your website is non-commercial, please contact about establishing a hyperlink. It is our policy to hyperlink only to similar independent organisations such as (but not exclusively) other Boundary Commissions in the UK.

Please note that the Commission is not responsible for the content of hyperlinked websites. We cannot guarantee that hyperlinks to other organisations will work as we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.