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 Frequently Asked Questions or view 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 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.

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.


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Questions or advice

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

Tel: 01349 886657