The lovely people at the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland have recently announced the commencement of an administrative area review of the boundary between Fife and Perth & Kinross councils in the area of Keltybridge. They are currently consulting with the local authorities involved and the public consultation will begin early next year. I think I'm right in saying they will align this review with the ward boundary review as far as possible.
I imagine, once its complete, the Boundary Commission for Scotland will conduct an interim review to realign the Scottish Parliamentary boundaries along the same line. That would be consistent with the Commission's previous practice.
The LGBCS has today published its proposals for realigning the council area boundaries. It appears the burn that the boundary was originally drawn along has changed course over the years and the boundary will be realigned with the new watercourse. Full details at www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk/reviews/administrative/keltybridge/
The Local Government Boundary Commission has published its final recommendations to Ministers. No surprises in that current course of the Keltyburn is to become the boundary with some tidying up of the boundary at other points. No electors move ward or council area as a result of the review.
Would it be that ludicrous? Kinross town is about as far from Dunfermline as it is from Perth and also has decent road connections to Glenrothes and north east Fife. On the other hand, Ochil Council could also work and would give the wee county the extra population some think it needs.
I don't think the people of Fife would appreciate losing their 'kingdomship'. It also has limited social and demographic links to Fife other than the north-east/south-west. Stitching Kinross-shire onto 'Ochil' would be interesting but there are stronger road links between Kinross and Perth/Fife.
A similar argument could be made in respect to rural Stirling and Perthshire although there is more historic merit in it.
Altogether most council areas are the ludicrous invention of tradition and politicians.... and shitty boundary commissions.