Com­mu­nity could be split

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

SPEAN BRIDGE Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is can­vass­ing for opin­ion on pro­posed bound­ary changes which would see the its area split be­tween two con­stituen­cies.

At the com­mu­nity coun­cil’s Novem­ber meet­ing last week, chair­man John Fother­ing­ham ex­plained that the new pro­pos­als show the ma­jor­ity of the com­mu­nity coun­cil would be in the Skye and In­ver­ness con­stituency, with Cor­rour Es­tate and Loch Treig in Ar­gyll, Bute, and Lochaber.

He said: ‘The bound­aries are al­ready some­what con­fus­ing. As ex­plained last year, our com­mu­nity coun­cil area is in both wards 12 and 22.

‘For par­lia­men­tary elec­tions, whether Scot­tish or UK, the whole of our area is at present in the same con­stituency, but High­land Coun­cil elec­tions fol­lows the ward bound­aries. This will mean, in the High­land Coun­cil elec­tions, those liv­ing in Cor­rour will have Kin­lochleven as their polling sta­tion – a wholly im­prac­ti­cal op­tion.’

Af­ter a short de­bate, it was agreed that the opin­ion of the com­mu­nity would be sought and the pro­posal would be con­sid­ered again in December.

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