Community Councils

A-Z of Community Council

Community Council Contacts

What are Community Councils?

Community councils are voluntary bodies run by local residents to act on behalf of its area. Community councillors play an important role in local democracy, bridging the gap between local authorities and communities, raising awareness of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.

Community councils facilitate activities promoting the well-being of their communities by bringing people together to make things happen. They also advise, influence, and advocate numerous causes and cases of concern on behalf of local communities.

Community councils are governed by the Scheme of Establishment which covers topics including membership rules, elections, and meeting arrangements.

More information is available at the Scottish Government Community Council Website.

Interactive Map of Community Council Boundaries

Individual Community Council Boundaries Maps