Local Government Elections

The Highland Council Election

The next Scottish Local Government Election is due to take place on Thursday 6 May 2027.

Local Government Elections are held to elect Councillors to 32 local authorities in Scotland.  Each local government area in Scotland is divided into electoral wards and there is a seperate elections for each electoral ward.  The Highland Council area is divided into 21 wards.  Read the document about being a Councillor.

Maps showing the boundaries of the 21 electoral wards of The Highland Council can be downloaded from the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland website, or in the map below (click on top of your home in the map below to get a link to your ward):


A by-election can occur due to a vacancy, e.g. death or resignation of an elected representative.  It can take place during any of the ordinary local government electoral cycle however, if a vacancy occurs 6 months or less before a statutory local government election, no by-election will take place.

Previous Results