Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee
Regulations on proposals made by Boundaries Scotland
The Committee will consider draft laws on changes to how communities are represented in six council areas. These local authorities all contain inhabited islands and are:
- Highland Council
- Argyll and Bute Council
- North Ayrshire Council
- Shetland Islands Council
- Orkney Islands Council
- Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)
The Committee asked residents of Orkney, Shetland, Highland, Western Isles, Argyll and Bute and North Ayrshire for their views on the recent Boundaries Scotland reviews and recommendations on electoral arrangements in their areas.
The survey closed on 17 September 2021.
Read a summary of responses to the questionnaire
Find out more about this inquiry
The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 says Boundaries Scotland must look at the boundaries for the six councils. Boundaries Scotland made suggestions to the Scottish Government in 2021. We have provided links to each of the final reports for each council area.
Boundaries Scotland asked people what they thought of the proposals.
Find out about how legislation could be impacted by this inquiry
The Scottish Government cannot amend or reject the suggestions from Boundaries Scotland. The Scottish Government has created draft laws which the Committee will consider before suggesting to Parliament what action it should take.
Tuesday 14 September 2021
Tuesday 21 September 2021
Tuesday 28 September 2021
Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP
A report by the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee on electoral arrangement regulations considered on 28 September 2021.