As of 2012–3, there are 1,369 community council areas in Scotland, of which 1,129 (82%) have active community councils. There are also 3 Neighbourhood Representative Structures established in Dundee as alternatives to community councils.
As of July 2012, there are 73 community council areas in the council area. Those marked with asterisks have active community councils. Each of the areas under the council's decentralisation scheme is divided into community council areas as follows:
As of July 2012, there are 56 community council areas in the council area. Those marked with an asterisk have active community councils. The communities are listed by the areas under the council's decentralisation scheme.
As of July 2012, there are 40 community council areas in the council area. Those marked with asterisks have active community councils.
East Calder & Wilkieston*
Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown*
Linlithgow & Linlithgow Bridge*
West Calder & Harburn*
Westfield & Bridgehouse*
Whitburn & Greenrigg*
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