Election Boundaries

UK Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries

Highland has 3  Members of the UK Parliament (MPs), elected by the First Past the Post method.

The Westminster Constituency Boundaries in Highland differ from those of Holyrood - they are Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross; Ross, Skye & Lochaber and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey.

The nest election to the UK Parliament is scheduled for 7 May 2015.

Highland Council Ward Boundaries

The Highland Council has 22 multi member wards, introduced at the elections held in 2012.  The next election to the Highland Council takes place on 4 May 2017.

Scottish  Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries

There are 73 Constituency Members of the Scottish Parliament and 56 Regional Members (MSPs). 

Highland has 3 Constituency MSPs representing Caithness, Sutherland & Ross; Skye, Lochaber & Badenoch and Inverness & Nairn. There are 8 List MSP's representing the Highlands & Islands Region (comprising the Council areas of Shetland, Orkney, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Argyll & Bute, Moray and Highland).

Details of current MSPs and a graphical indication of the Constituency Boundaries can be found using the link shown in the External Links section to the right of this page.

The next Scottish Parliament Election is scheduled for 5 May 2016.

European Parliamentary Elections

A Regional Returning Officer for Scotland is appointed to manage European elections. 

The Chief Executive of the Highland Council is the Local Returning Officer for the 3 Highland Constituencies which form part of the Scottish Region for European Elections.

Scotland has seven Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) elected by a process similar to that used for List MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

The next European Parliamentary Election will be held on 22 May 2014.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority Boundaries

The Cairngorms National Park Authority boundary is determined by statute and the description of the Boundaries of the 5 Wards can be found in the Cairngorms National Park Authority (Elections) Order 2003.

The Crofting Commission

The second round of Elections to the Crofting Commission will take place in March 2017.