Independent 26, Independents for Independence 3, Non-aligned 1, Real Independent 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.
Aird and Loch Ness has a byelection on 11 March 2021 (held by the Conservatives). Three Scottish National Party councillors formed the Independents for Independence group in September 2020.
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