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The Highland council area ('Sgìre Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd' in Gaelic) is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands and the largest local government area in Scotland, and in the United Kingdom as a whole. It shares borders with the council areas of Moray, Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross, and Argyll and Bute. Their councils, and those of Angus and Stirling, also have areas of the Scottish Highlands within their administrative boundaries. The Highland area covers most of the mainland and inner-Hebridean parts of the former counties of Inverness-shire and Ross and Cromarty, all of Sutherland, Caithness and Nairnshire, and small parts of Argyll and Moray.

The area was created as a two-tier region in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, with an elected council for the whole region and, in addition, elected councils for each of eight districts, Badenoch and Strathspey, Caithness, Inverness, Lochaber, Nairn, Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh and Sutherland. The act also abolished county and burgh councils. In 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, the Highland Regional Council and the district councils were wound up and their functions were transferred to a new Highland Council. The Highland Council adopted the districts as management areas and created area committees to represent them. However, the boundaries of committee areas are now out of alignment with those of management areas as a result of changes to ward boundaries in 1999. Also, ward boundaries are changing again this year, 2007, and the management areas and related committees are to be abolished in favour of three new corporate management areas, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey and Ross, Skye and Lochaber. The names of these areas are also names of constituencies, but boundaries are different.

The Highland Council headquarters is located in Inverness with most previous district council offices retained as outstations.

Locations within the Highlands:

Aberarder
Aberchalder
Acha
Achagarve
Achagate
Achanalt
Achany
Achaphubuil
Acharacle
Acharn
Acharra
Acheninver
Achentoul
Achfary
Achinduich
Achintee
Achintraid
Achlain
Achlyness
Achmelvich
Achmore
Achnahanat
Achnasheen
Achness
Achriesgill
Ackergill
Advie
Airor
Aitnoch
Allanfearn
Alltbeath
Alltnacaillich
Alltsigh
Altanduin
Altnaharra
Alvie
Ankerville
Ankerville Corner
Applecross
Ardclach
Ardersier
Ardfenaig
Ardmair
Ardnastang
Ardshealach
Ardullie
Ardvar
Ardvasar
Ardverikie
Arisaig
Armadale
Arnabost
Arnisdale
Arnish
Astle
Athnamulloch
Auchness
Auchterneed
Auckingill
Auldearn
Aultbea
Aultgrishin
Aultivullin
Aultnaharrie
Aviemore
Backies
Badcaul
Badenscallie
Balaldie
Balavil
Balblair
Balchladich
Balephuil
Ballachulish
Balmacara
Balmore
Balnacarn
Banavie
Barevan
Barr
Barrisdale
Beach
Bearnock
Beauly
Belladrum
Belloch
Belmaduthy
Bernera
Bernisdale
Bettyhill
Bilbster
Blaich
Blain
Boat of Garten
Boath
Bohenie
Bohuntine
Boleskine
Bonnavoulin
Boreraig
Borgue
Borve
Bousd
Bowermadden
Bowertower
Bracadale
Brackley
Brackloch
Bracora
Braemore
Brawl
Breakish
Bridgend
Brin
Broadford
Brora
Bundalloch
Bunessan
Calrossie
Camasterach
Camastianavaig
Camasunary
Camban
Canisbay
Cannich
Caradal
Carbost
Carnach
Carnoch
Carrbridge
Cashel Dhu
Castletown
Catlodge
Cawdor
Clabhach
Clachtoll
Clashmore
Clashnessie
Cleadale
Clovullin
Clunas
Clune
Clunes
Clynekirkton
Coignashie
Coillemore
Coillore
Colbost
Cononbridge
Contin
Corpach
Corran
Corrimony
Corrlarach
Corrybrough
Corrykinloch
Cougie
Coul
Coulags
Cove
Craggie
Craig
Craignure
Craskie
Croachy
Croick
Croig
Cromarty
Cromdale
Crossburn
Crosskirk
Croy
Cuaig
Cuil
Culbokie
Culkein
Culmaily
Culrain
Dalbeg
Dalchreichart
Dalcross
Dalelia
Dalmigavie
Dalnahaitnach
Dalness
Dalroy
Dalwhinnie
Derraid
Dervaig
Diabaig
Dingwall
Dores
Dornoch
Dorrery
Dounreay
Drumbeg
Drumfearn
Drumgask
Drumnadrochit
Drynoch
Duirinish
Duisky
Dulsie
Dunan
Dunbeath
Dundreggan
Dunnet
Dunvegan
Durness
Duthil
Earlish
East Canisbay
East Croachy
East Laroch
Easter Clynekirkton
Easter Fearn
Easter Rarichie
Easter Urray
Edderton
Edinbain
Eil
Elgol
Elphin
Erbusaig
Eriboll
Errogie
Eskadale
Etteridge
Evanton
Evelix
Eyre
Faillie
Fain
Farr
Faskadale
Fasnakyle
Fassfern
Fearnmore
Ferness
Fernilea
Feshiebridge
Fidden
Fiskavaig
Fiunary
Flashader
Flodigarry
Fodderty
Forse
Forsinain
Forsinard
Fort Augustus
Fort George
Fort William
Fortrose
Foyers
Freswick
Gairloch
Gairlochy
Galtrigill
Garbat
Garrafad
Garvan
Garve
Gills
Glenborrodale
Glenceitlein
Glencripesdale
Glenfinnan
Glenmore
Glenrossal
Glenurguhart
Gobernuisgeach
Gordonbush
Gorstan
Grantown on Spey
Greenfield
Greenland
Greshornish
Grumbeg
Halistra
Halkirk
Hallin
Heilam
Helmsdale
Hill of Fearn
Husabost
Idrigil
Inchlaggan
Inchnadamph
Insh
Inshes
Inver
Inver Mallie
Inverailort
Inveran
Inverbroom
Invercannich
Invercassley
Invercoe
Inverdruie
Inverfarigaig
Invergarry
Inverguseran
Inverie
Inverkirkaig
Inverlael
Inverlaidnan
Inverlair
Invermoriston
Invernaver
Inverness
Inversanda
Invershiel
Invershin
Jamestown
Jemimaville
Kearvaig
Keiss
Kentallen
Kentra
Keoldale
Kerrysdale
Kilbride
Kilchoan
Kildonan
Kilfinnan
Kilkenneth
Killilan
Killunaig
Kilmaluag
Kilmoluag
Kilmorack
Kilmore
Kilmory
Kilmote
Kilmuir
Kilournan
Kilpatrick
Kilvaxter
Kinbrace
Kincardine
Kincraig
Kingsburgh
Kingussie
Kinloch
Kinloch Hourn
Kinlochbervie
Kinlocheil
Kinlochewe
Kinlochleven
Kinlochmoidart
Kinlochmore
Kinlochteacuis
Kinrara
Kintail
Kirkhill
Kirtomy
Kishorn
Klibreck
Knock
Knockan
Knockbain
Knockfin
Kyleakin
Kylerhea
Kylestrome
Laggan
Lagganulva
Lairg
Langwell
Laroch
Latheron
Leckmelm
Ledbeg
Ledmore
Letterewe
Letterfinlay
Lewiston
Liddesdale
Little Creich
Little Gruinard
Lochailort
Lochbuie
Lochcarron
Lochdon
Lochend
Lochinver
Lochtreighead
Lone
Lorgill
Lothbeg
Lower Derraid
Lower Diabaig
Lower Gledfield
Lubcroy
Lusta
Lybster
Mains of Dalvey
Mallaig
Melgarve
Melness
Melvich
Mey
Mid Clyth
Middleton
Midtown Brae
Milovaig
Milton
Monessie
Monkstadt
Morvich
Moy
Mugeary
Muir of Ord
Munlochy
Mybster
Nairn
Naust
Navidale
Nedd
New Kelso
Newtonmore
Nigg
North Ballachulish
North Erradale
Obinan
Ochtow
Ockle
Oldany
Oldshore
Oldshore Beg
Oldshoremore
Ollach
Orbost
Ord
Overscaig
Oykell Bridge
Peanmeanach
Pennygown
Plockton
Polbain
Polglass
Poolewe
Portgower
Portskerra
Proncy
Rahoy
Rarichie
Reay
Redcastle
Reiff
Resipol
Resolis
Rhefail
Rhian
Rhiconich
Rhilochan
Ribigill
Rogart
Rosehall
Rosemarkie
Rothiemurchus
Roybridge
Ruthven
Salachadh
Salen
Sallachan
Sallachy
Sandwood
Sangobeg
Sarclet
Scamadale
Scamodale
Scardroy
Scarfskerry
Sconser
Scoraig
Scotstown
Scourie
Sheigra
Shiel Bridge
Shieldaig
Shinness
Shirramore
Skail
Skaill
Skeabost
Skinidin
Skudiburgh
Skullomie
Skye of Curr
Slaggan
Slickly
Sourlies
South Erradale
South Kessock
Spean Bridge
Staffin
Staxigoe
Stein
Stenscholl
Stittenham
Stoer
Strathcarron
Strathpeffer
Strathy
Strollamus
Stromeferry
Strontian
Struan
Struy
Sunipol
Swiney
Syre
Tain
Talisker
Talmine
Tarbert
Tarbet
Tarskavaig
Teangue
Thrumster
Thurso
Tobermory
Tokavaig
Tole
Tomatin
Tomcrasky
Tomdoun
Tomich
Tongue
Torboll
Torcastle
Tordarroch
Tore
Torgulbin
Tormore
Torness
Torrastan
Torrin
Torroboll
Toscaig
Totaig
Trantlebeg
Trumpan
Tuirnaig
Uags
Uig
Uig (1)
Ullapool
Unapool
Unish
Upper Camster
Upper Derraid
Upper Diabaig
Upper Dounreay
Urchany
Urray
Watten
West Canisbay
West Croachy
West Langwell
West Laroch
Wester Clynekirkton
Wester Fearn
Wester Inverwick
Wester Rarichie
Wester Urray
Westerdale
Whaligoe
Wick
Woodside

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Status: Council Area of Scotland
Region: Scotland
Area: 30,659sq. km
Admin HQ: Inverness
ISO 3166-2: GB-HLD
ONS code: 00QT
Population: 213,590 (2005 est.)
Council: Highland Council

 

 

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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