Independent 27, Non-aligned 2, Scottish Green Party 1, Sutherland Independent 1. 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.
The Scottish National Party gained a seat in Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh ward on 6 December from the Liberal Democrats. Donnie MacKay (Thurso and North West Caithness) moved from Independent to Conservative in June 2018.
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