The town is under the control of a provost, bailies and council, and, along with Hawick and Selkirk, forms the Hawick (or Border) group of parliamentary burghs.
Brechin - which is controlled by a provost, bailies and council - unites with Arbroath, Forfar, Inverbervie and Montrose to return one member to parliament.
It is governed by a council with provost and bailies.
Elgin combines with Banff, Cullen, Inverurie, Kintore and Peterhead to return one member to parliament, and the town is controlled by a council with provost and bailies.
Perth is under the jurisdiction of a town council, with a lord provost and bailies, and returns one member to parliament.