The Elections Office is responsible for co-ordinating the Community Council elections and Members are elected every four years to represent their Community council area. The individuals who are successful are known as "Elected Members".
If there are less candidates than seats, then no election will be held. If the membership of the Community Council falls to less than half, then the Community Council shall not operate until there are enough members. The maximum membership of each of the Highland Community Councils is determined by the population it serves and varies from 7 to 13 members.
Interim elections are held for Community Councils when the membership falls to below the minimum membership and can be called at any time by The Highland Council.
Our maximum number of permitted members is 13. This excludes the Secretary, Ex-officio members and youth members. Our membership number is made up of our Elected members and Co-opted members. Elected members are voted on during elections, whilst co-opted members can be voted on at anytime by the current elected members.
Following the recent interim Community Council election which closed for applications on 30th August 2022, we are delighted to welcome three new fully elected members: