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Community Councils

First established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, community councils are voluntary organisations set within a statutory framework.

Their key roles are to :

  • represent the views of the community to the local authority (The Highland Council) and other public bodies operating in their area
  • act to further the interests of their communities
  • be consulted on planning applications within their area
  • consider exercising their powers to object to the granting, renewal or transfer of liquor licences.

There are currently 15 community councils in Skye and a further 10 in the Lochalsh area.

Skye and Lochalsh CVO services help community councils in a variety of ways:

  • community consultation and Community Planning issues

  • promotion - ensuring that your local community is kept up to date

  • finance and fundraising

  • good practice and legislation compliance

 For more information on any of these topics why not visit our Community Toolkit  pages or check out Our Services?

   

Read more about Community Councils on the Highland Council website

 


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