Aligned Independent 9, Alba 3, Independent 4, unaligned Independent 1, Democratic Independent 1,Scottish Libertarian Party 1. Most of the Grampian peninsula, including tourist areas of Royal Deeside around Balmoral and the fishing ports of the Buchan coast. There is a rainbow anti-SNP coalition administration.
Geva Blackett (Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside) moved from Scottish National Party to Independent in August 2021. The Conservatives gained a seat in Mid Formartine from the Scottish National Party at a byelection on 19 August, and a seat from the Liberal Democrats in East Garioch at a byelection on 17 June.
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