How the council works

Makeup of the council

We are a democratic organisation with 74 elected councillors who are responsible for agreeing policies about provision of services and how money is spent.

Read more about councillors’ conduct, pay and expenses.

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. 

The Leader of the council is Margaret Davidson, read the Leader's diary of meetings and appointments.

Committee membership and office bearers

Political makeup of the counicil