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The Highland Council Elections
The people elected to represent you in your local council are called local councillors. The area covered by Highland Council is divided into areas called wards. There are 22 Wards in Highland Council and they are represented by around three to four local councillors.
Please click on the links below for detailed maps of the 22 Council Wards: -
Date of next election
The next Scottish Local Government elections will take place on 4 May 2017.
Councillors in your area
Find out who your Councillors are here
Ward 4 - Landward Caithness By-Election
The Highland Council Election was held on Thursday 2 May 2013 and Mrs Gillian Coghill has been elected to serve as a Councillor for Ward 4 (Landward Caithness).
There was a 28.85% turnout at the by-election, with 2462 valid votes counted.
The Highland Council Elections - 3 May 2012
The Highland Council Election was held on Thursday 3 May 2012 and 80 councillors were elected to serve on Council's 22 multi-member wards. The turnout across Highland was 41.6%.
The detailed Reports from the electronic counting system can be found using the links below.
Preference Profile Information: The Scottish Local Government Elections (Amendment) Order Number 2 2012
The purpose of the Order is to allow political parties and candidates to determine how successful their campaigning has been in an election where STV has been used and to plan future strategy they make use of information about the patterns of preferences marked on the ballot papers by the voters. For example, where a party nominated two candidates, say “A” and “B”, in a multi-member ward, and had run complementary campaigns “Vote A 1, B 2”, “Vote B 1, A 2” in different parts of the ward, it would want see how many voters had in fact marked their ballot papers “A1, B2” and “B1, A2”.
The Scottish Local Government Elections Amendment Order Number 2 will come into force on 7 January 2012. This requires the publication by Returning Officers of information about the patterns of preferences marked on the ballot papers in Local Government elections.
The preferences reports for each of the 22 Highland Wards and advice on reading and interpolating the data can be found using the links below.
Guidance on How to Understand the Voting Information from the 2012 Council Elections (187kb pdf)