Independents supporting the administration 4, Independents in opposition 3, Independent Unionist 1. The southernmost of the inner Hebrides, down to the Kintyre peninsula. Heavily rural with some defence connections. The administration is known as 'The Argyll, Lomond and the Islands Group'.
An opposition Independent held a seat in South Kintyre at a byelection on 2 November.
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