Nominations are being invited from people seeking election onto Waternish and Staffin Community Councils.

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

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.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 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:

Willie Mackinnon, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Tigh na Sgire, Park Road, Portree, IV52 8GP. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 www.highland.gov.uk