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Council tax payers the best in Scotland

Street on Stronsay. Photo courtsey of Undiscovered Scotland
Image caption Orkney taxpayers were found to be the best in Scotland

Council tax payers in Orkney are the best in Scotland according to new figures.

The collection rate for 2008-9 was almost 100% at 97.7%.

Stirling came in second with Moray rising to third place.

By comparison, the collection rates for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City were 95.7% and 94.5% respectively.

Moray Council's deputy convener, Allan Wright, welcomed the performance.

He said: "It is very good news to see Moray Council perform so well in the collection of council tax, delivering its best ever performance at a time when money is tight for everyone. It is also pleasing to see that we are outperforming our larger neighbours."

He added:" it is very important to collect this money quickly and cheaply as it provides much-needed funds for the provision of frontline services to the community."

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