Independent 29, Scottish Green Party 1, Sutherland Independent 1, non-aligned. Large authority in northern Scotland, from Glencoe and Fort William north to Cape Wrath and John O'Groats. Includes city of Inverness. Tourism, fishing, and whisky industries; also includes Dounreay nuclear power station.
Caol and Mallaig has a byelection on 5 April (held by the Scottish National Party). Calum Macleod (Eilean a' Cheo) moved from SNP to non-aligned in December 2017. At a byelection on 28 September an Independent won Tain and Easter Ross from the Liberal Democrats. Ken Gowans (Inverness South) moved from Scottish National Party to Independent in September 2017.
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