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INTERIM ELECTIONS 2024: 13 Highland community councils formed: do you have new representatives in your area?


By Alasdair Fraser

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A ballot box.
A ballot box.

Thirteen Highland Community Councils have been formed following a call for candidates.

Nine community councils received more nominations than members vacancies, meaning there will be elections held.

And nine community councils failed to form as the number of nominated candidates fell short of the minimum required to form a community council.

After close of nominations today, the following local representative bodies have successfully formed:

Balintore and Hilton

Cromdale and Advie

Dalneigh and Columba

Dalwhinnie

Dulnain Bridge

Grantown On Spey and Vicinity

Merkinch

Muir of Ord

Nairn West and Suburban

Resolis

Small Isles

Stromeferry and Achmore

Tain

Nominations were sought to fill vacancies in dozens of community councils across the Highlands.
Nominations were sought to fill vacancies in dozens of community councils across the Highlands.

The following nine Community Councils have received more nominations than member vacancies available:

Ballachulish

Cawdor and West Nairnshire

Creich

Dornie and District

Golspie

Nigg and Shandwick

Sleat

Sunart

Waternish

Candidates have the option to withdraw their nomination by 12 noon on Tuesday, February 6.

If there are still more nominations than the maximum membership, then a postal ballot will be held.

Ballot papers will be posted out to voters and the results will be declared on Tuesday 19 March 2023.

The nine community councils that failed to form, and will now be dissolved, were:

Ballifeary

Bower

Carrbridge

East Nairnshire

Glendale

Inver

Muirtown

Portree

Smithton

Further information, including statements of persons nominated for each Community Council will be published on the Council’s website.


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