Councillor to resign
A by-election for Highland Council Ward 5 is to be held on 6 December, following the resignation of Councillor Kate Stephen (Lib Dem).
Councillor Stephen has indicated her intention to stand down from the role as an elected member of Highland Council for Ward 5, Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh, from 1st October onwards.
She said: “The reason for standing down is that my academic research activity is to increase and will involve being based in Inverness from October onwards.
“It has been an honour and privilege to serve as a councillor, representing individuals and communities throughout the ward as well as engaging with so many dedicated and diligent council staff.”
Depute Leader Alasdair Christie said: “Kate is a valued member of the Council and her expertise and knowledge will be sorely missed.”