Statutory Review of Polling Places and Boundaries

Review of Scottish Parliamentary Boundaries

Boundaries Scotland is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations for:

  • constituencies and regions for the Scottish Parliament;
  • the number of councillors on each council in a local government area;
  • the number of wards for local government elections and their boundaries; and
  • the extent of council areas.

The Second Review of the constituencies and regions of the Scottish Parliament by Boundaries Scotland commenced on 1 September 2022 and published on Tuesday 16 April 2024, its revised proposals for new constituency boundaries for the Scottish Parliament. It marks the start of a one-month public consultation on the proposals, running until Wednesday 15 May 2024. The length of consultation periods is set out in legislation.

Summary Highland Council area

Retained one constituency boundary – Caithness, Sutherland and Ross from the provisional proposals. Made changes to the other two constituency boundaries (Inverness and Nairn; and Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch) to the south of Inverness to align with a ward boundary, following feedback from the public on the provisional consultation. Retained all of the existing constituency names.

Constituency Maps – Revised Proposals:  Caithness, Sutherland and Ross |Inverness and Nairn | Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

Comments on the Revised Proposals can be made on the consultation site, where you can view the boundaries of the revised proposals and compare them with the existing constituency boundaries, see Comments can also be made by email to, or by writing to Boundaries Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD.  All comments should be submitted no later than 15 May 2024 which is the end of the statutory consultation period.

The boundary commission will further consult on proposals for the boundaries of Scottish Parliament regions in 2024, with a report to be submitted to Scottish Ministers on the revised Constituencies and Regions by 1 May 2025. If subsequently approved by the Scottish Parliament, the new boundaries will be effective at the next Scottish Parliament election, expected in May 2026.