Highland Independent 18, Highland Alliance 5, non-aligned 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.
Patrick Logue (Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh) moved from Conservative to non-aligned in October 2023. The Highland Alliance group was formed in October 2023 from disparate Independent councillors. A Highland Independent gained a seat from the Liberal Democrats at a byelection in Tain and Easter Ross on 28 September.
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