Community Council elections
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.
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 2023.
Interim Elections - 2022
Interim elections may be held for Community Councils when the membership falls to below the minimum membership. Timetables are now published below to fill any vacancies that do occur within that timeframe.
- Thursday 3 March 2022
(notice of election to be published on Monday 10 January 2022)
- Thursday 29 September 2022
(notice of election to be published on Monday 8 August 2022)
Interim Elections - Thursday 30 September 2021
Following the close of Nominations on Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 12noon the outcome was as follows: -
A postal ballot was held for Wester Loch Ewe Community Council.
Ballot papers were posted out to electors in the Wester Loch Ewe area and had to be returned by no later than 12noon on Thursday 30 September 2021.
A count was held in the Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX on Thursday 30 September 202 and the declaration of result is now available here.
- Cradlehall and Westhill Community Council
- Dalwhinnie Community Council
- Gairloch Community Council
- Kingussie and Vicinity Community Council
- Nigg and Shandwick Community Council
- Slackbuie Community Council
- Glendale Community Council
- Kinlochleven Community Council
- Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon Community Council
Questions or advice
If you have any questions about the election process please contact the Elections Team
Tel: 01349 886657