Aberdeen is a City and a Royal Municipal and Parliamentary Burgh some 126 miles northeast of Edinburgh and received its charter as a Royal Burgh from William the Lion in 1179.
Aberdeenshire is the fourth largest authority in Scotland in terms of land and sixth largest in population size.
Antrim Town is situated on the shore of Lough Neagh, which is the largest inland waterway within the United Kingdom.
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) is owned by its members and, working on their behalf, maintains and develops a network of local government officers
Under Local Government reorganisation in 1973 the District of Armagh was formed out of the Urban Districts of the City of Armagh, Keady, and Tandragee and the rural districts of Armagh and Tandragee.