Community Council Nominations

Following the recent call for candidates wishing to serve on Highland Community Councils to come forward a total of 109 Councils attracted sufficient interest to form a new Council.  The new Community Councils will form following Election Day on 18 November.

20 Community Councils drew more nominations than their maximum membership, paving the way for elections to take place on Wednesday 18 November.

They are as follows:

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross -
· Assynt
· Dornoch
· Fearn
· Kilmuir and Logie Easter
· Kiltearn
· Latheron, Lybster and Clyth
· Tannach and District

Ross, Skye and Lochaber
· Broadford and Strath
· Cromarty
· Dornie and District
· Duror and Kentallen
· Fortrose and Rosemarkie
· Glenelg and Arnisdale
· Lochduich
· Morar
· Struan

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

· Crown and City Centre
· Nairn West and Suburban
· Nairn River
· Strathnairn

The final picture could change as candidates have until 4 pm on Thursday 8 October to withdraw their nominations.

The maximum membership of each of the Highland Community Councils is determined by the population it serves and varies from 7 to 13 members.

Ballot papers will be posted out on Tuesday 27 October.  Young people aged 16 and 17 will be able to take part providing they have completed a registration form.

A total of 25 Community Councils will not be established as they failed to attract half the maximum membership. The next opportunity for nominations to be made to those Community Council’s will commence in January 2016.

Those Community Councils which will not be established are:

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross -
· Ardgay and District
· Balintore and Hilton
· Bower
· Inver
· Sinclairs Bay

Ross, Skye and Lochaber
· Ardgour
· Arisaig
· Coigach
· Contin
· Glendale
· Kinlochleven
· Kyle
· Lochbroom
· Mallaig
· Morvern
· Raasay
· Strathpeffer
· Stromeferry and Achmore 

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
· Dulnain Bridge
· Grantown On Spey
· Holm
· Kiltarility
· Laggan
· Lochardil and Drummond
· Muirtown

7 Oct 2015
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