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Good news from the second round of the Community Council elections (12/12/11)
16 of the 19 Community Councils in the Highlands that had gone into abeyance last month will be able to continue following a second round of elections.
When the deadline for nomination closed at 4 pm on Friday 9 December, 12 Community Councils received sufficient nominations to form a Community Council ie they attracted half or more than their maximum entitlement (7-13). They are:-
Ross: Gairloch, Fearn.
Skye: Glendale, Broadford and Strath, Skeabost and District.
Inverness: Merkinch, Inverness South.
Nairn: East Nairnshire,
Lochaber: Nether Lochaber, Glencoe and Glen Etive.
There may be elections in Dunvegan, Lairg, Raasay and Sleat, where more nominations than the maximum membership were received. These would take place via a postal ballot early in the new year. Candidates have until 4 pm on Tuesday to withdraw their nomination, so the picture can change.
The three community councils which remain in abeyance are Caol, Inverness Central and Laggan (where they operate a community association instead and were never going to form a CC).