Overview of committee membership and office bearers

The Highland Council is represented by 74 elected members serving 11 four-member wards and 10 three-member wards.

The Highland Council is led by a coalition administration of the Independent Group, the Liberal Democrat Group and Labour Group. The opposition groups are SNP and Conservative and Unionist.

Leadership

  • Leader of the Council: Margaret Davidson, Aird and Loch Ness
  • Depute Leader of the Council: Alasdair Christie, Inverness Ness-side
  • Convener: Bill Lobban, Badenoch and Strathspey
  • Vice Convener:
  • Leader of the Opposition: Maxine Smith, Cromarty Firth

Strategic Committees

Audit and Scrutiny Committee:
  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:
Communities and Partnerships Committee:
  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:
Community Services Committee:
  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:

Education, Children and Adult Services Committee:

  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:
  • Vice Chair:

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee:

  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:
Resources Committee:
  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:

Other committees 

Gaelic Implementation Group:
  • Chair:
Pensions Committee:
  • Chair:

Regulatory Committees

North Planning Applications Committee (Wards 1-11):
  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:

South Planning Applications Committee (Wards 12-22):

  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:

Planning Review Body:

  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:
Highand Licensing Committee
  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:
Highland Licensing Board
  • Convener:
  • Vice Convener:

City and Local Committees

Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee:

  • Chair:

Caithness Committee

  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:
  • Caithness Civic Leader:
City of Inverness Area Committee:
  • Provost and Leader of Inverness and Area:
  • Depute Provost of Inverness:
  • Depute Provost of Inverness:

Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee:

  • Cathraiche:
Lochaber Committee:
  • Chair:
Nairnshire Committee
  • Chair:
  • Provost of Nairn:

Ross and Cromarty Committee

  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:

Sutherland County Committee

  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:

Joint Board

Highland and Western Isles Valuation Joint Board:

  • Convener:
  • Vice Convener:
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