Strathkelvin was a district council area which existed from 1975 to 1996. It was one of 19 district councils that delivered a range of local level services within the wider area of Strathclyde Region, which over this period was one of the 12 regions into which Scotland was divided.
Strathkelvin was one of the five district council areas within the Dunbarton sub-region of Strathclyde, and it was formed from parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire. The result was a district that included the towns of Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs and the surrounding area. It was bordered by the districts of Cumbernauld & Kilsyth, Monklands, Glasgow and Bearsden & Milngavie in Strathclyde; plus the Stirling District of Central Region.
When regions and districts disappeared from the scene in a major reorganisation of Scottish local government in 1996, most of the district council area of Strathkelvin became part of the unitary council area of East Dunbartonshire, one of the 32 unitary council areas into which Scotland has since been divided. A smaller part of what had been the district of Strathkelvin went into the unitary council area of North Lanarkshire.