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Dollar Town Council (1891 – 1975)
by Janet Carolan, Curator Dollar Museum
The first Town Council meeting took place in the St James Hall or Athenaeum (part of the former Strathallan Hotel) on 16th March 1891.
James B. Henderson was elected Chief Magistrate. In 1893, a change in the law allowed him to adopt the ancient title of Provost.
Until local government reorganisation in 1975, Dollar ran its own affairs efficiently and cheaply, although not without occasional controversy. All the Provosts are shown below. The most famous, Lavinia Malcolm, was both the first Lady Provost and first lady town councillor in Scotland.