Highland (Council Area)
|surface||30,659 km² (1.)|
|Residents||232.910 (2012) (7.)|
Highland ( Scottish Gaelic Gàidhealtachd ) is one of 32 Council Areas in Scotland . The largest of all Scottish administrative districts in terms of area , borders Moray , Aberdeenshire , Perth and Kinross and Argyll and Bute . It includes the traditional counties of Caithness , Cromartyshire , Inverness-shire , Nairnshire , Ross-shire , Sutherland and the northwestern part of Argyll . Highland County comprises only part of the geographic Highlands . From 1975 to 1996, Highland was a Scottish region .
The Highland region was formed in 1975 from the counties Caithness, Nairnshire, Sutherland, parts of counties Argyll and Moray and the mainland portion of counties Ross and Cromarty and Inverness-shire. The region was divided into eight districts :
- Badenoch and Strathspey
- Hole but
- Ross and Cromarty
- Skye and Lochalsh
In 1996, as part of an administrative reform, the regions and districts were abolished and replaced by unitary authorities . In Scotland these are known as Council Areas , and a total of 32 Council Areas have been established in Scotland. The eight districts of the Highland region were dissolved and the Highland Council Area was formed from across the region .
Internally, the Highland Council Area is divided into a total of 22 wards (administrative units). These serve on the one hand as electoral districts, which, depending on the size of the population, send three or four members to the council, on the other hand as internal regional organizational units that are granted an annual fixed amount of money for independent, freely usable disposal. They are each headed by a ward manager, and some of these people can also look after several wards at the same time. In addition to content-related committees, there are also eight spatial committees, which are linked to the former districts in terms of both name and area of responsibility. As of 2005, six of these were combined in pairs, but were separated again in 2015. Due to the large extent of Highland, the Council Area covers around a third of the total area of Scotland, there are a large number of branch offices of the administration.
At the local level, Highland is divided into 154 Community Council Areas, whose bodies, elected by the population, are known as Community Councils.
The Highland Council has 74 seats, which are distributed among the parties as follows:
|Scottish National Party||22nd|
- Mid-2012 Population ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
- Information on Council Wards on the Highland Council Area website, accessed July 20, 2016
- List of Ward Managers on the Highland Council Area website, accessed July 20, 2016
- List of documents from the existing committees on the website of the Highland Council Area, accessed on July 20, 2016 (English)
- Overview of the no longer active committees ( memento of the original from July 20, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. from the Highland Council Area website, accessed July 20, 2016
- Customer Services and Registration Offices ( Memento of the original from July 20, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. from the Highland Council Area website, accessed July 20, 2016
- Key data of the Community Council Areas based on the 2011 census on the Highland Council Area website, accessed on July 20, 2016 (English)
- Basic information about the Community Councils on the website of the Highland Council Area, accessed on July 20, 2016 (English)
- Results of the regional elections 2017