Community Council elections

Community Councils

Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils

Community Councils are voluntary organisations that express the views and concerns of local people within their area. These can be across a wide range of issues from new buildings and roads, to local services and facilities.

For more information, please refer to the Community Council page.

The Elections Office is responsible for running the Community Council elections and Members are elected every four years to represent their Community council area. If there are less candidates than seats, then no election will be held. If membership of the community council falls to less than half, then the Community Council shall not operate until there are enough members. The maximum membership of each of the 154 Highland Community Councils is determined by the population it serves and varies from 7 to 13 members.

The last Community Council election was held in November 2019 and so therefore the next round of elections is not scheduled until November 2023.

Interim elections

Interim elections are held for Community Councils when the membership falls to below the minimum membership.

Previous results from Interim Election November 2022

Following the close of nominations and the withdrawal period the outcome was as follows:

Uncontested 

Not Formed 

Previous results from Interim Election September 2022

Following the close of nominations and the withdrawal period the outcome was as follows:

Uncontested

Not Formed

Interim Elections - 2023

The timetable for the next interim elections to fill any vacancies that do occur within that timeframe is Thursday 2 March 2023 (notice of election to be published on Monday 9 January 2023)

Questions or advice

If you have any questions about the election process please contact the Elections Team