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Three new community councils to be formed

27th June 2012

Following a third round of Community Council elections in the Highlands, three new councils are guaranteed to be formed.

Caithness West and Uig, Skye, can operate from 3 July as they received more nominations than half their maximum membership. There were 6 nominations in Caithness West and 5 in Uig.

Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council will have an election on 16 August as the election drew 14 nominations for 6 vacancies.

The following Community Councils failed to form: -

Caol (9)
Inverness Central (8)
Laggan Community Association (8).
The Highland Council has the highest number of community councils in Scotland. Following the Aviemore elections on 16 August, 153 of the 156 Community Councils in the Highlands will be operational.

Councillor Dave Fallows, Chairman of the Finance Housing and Resources Committee, said: "Community councils play an important role in providing a voice at a community level to public agencies. The response to recent elections has been outstanding and I am delighted that we have almost a full complement of community councils across the Highlands."


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