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Interim elections for Highland Community Councils

23rd January 2018

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Nominations are being invited from people seeking election onto eight community councils across the Highlands.

The resignation of some members have brought the following six community council's down to below half of their memberships so interim elections have been called in order to fill the vacancies.

They are:

Acharacle Community Council

Applecross Communtiy Council

Dunnet and Canisbay Community Council

Smithton and Culloden Community Council

Staffin Communtiy Council

Waternish Community Council

In addition to these six, The Highland Council has received Petitions to re-establish Holm Community Council in Inverness and Laggan Community Council in Badenoch and Strathspey so these will also form part of the nomination process.

To stand for election you must be entered in the current Electoral Register for the Community Council area, or if aged 16 or 17 years old, have completed a Voter Registration application.

Notices have been published on the council's web-site today (Tuesday, 23 January 2018) - please visit for full details

Nomination forms and copies of the scheme for the establishment of Community Councils can be downloaded from this website or can be obtained on request, by e-mail to; in person from any Service Point or by telephoning 01349 886657.

The deadline for all nomination forms to be returned is 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 7 February 2018. They should be sent to the following Ward Managers:

Acharacle Community Council Dot Ferguson,Senior Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Lochaber House, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EL Email:

Applecross Communtiy Council

Smithton and Culloden Community Council

Robbie Bain, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Council Offices, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9QN Email:

Dunnet and Canisbay Community Council Alex Macmanus, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Caithness House, Market Place, Wick, KW1 4AB. Email:

Holm Community Council

Charles Stephen, Ward Manager, Town House, Inverness, IV1 1JJ.Email:

Laggan Community Council

Liz Cowie, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Council Offices, Kingussie Courthouse, High Street, KINGUSSIE, PH21 1HR Email:

Staffin Communtiy Council

Waternish Community Council

Willie Mackinnon, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Tigh na Sgire, Park Road, Portree, IV52 8GP. Email:

If contested, the interim community council elections will be held by postal ballot.

For further information about community councils and for nomination forms please visit the Highland Council's website


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