Independent 25, 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.
The Liberal Democrats gained seats in Inverness West, and Wick and East Caithness, at byelections on 12 August.
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