Aberdeenshire is one of the 32 unitary council areas in
Scotland and a lieutenancy area. The present day Aberdeenshire
council area does not include the City of Aberdeen, now a separate
council area, from which its name derives. Together, the modern
council area and the city formed historic Aberdeenshire - one of the
counties of Scotland formerly used for local government purposes.
Within these borders, the County of Aberdeen remains in existence as
a registration county.