Meet the candidates vote in this month’s
ELECTION day next Thursday, June 8, will see electors return to the ballot boxes only two years after the previous poll.
It is factual to say that the SNP were the winners in Scotland at that time with all seats bar three being taken by the party led by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Pundits and pollsters think that this time things might change, and that 14 seats may revert to either Labour or Conservative.
While many people in the Highlands and Islands may have already cast their cross in the box by postal vote there is no doubt that many people feel apathetic about getting out and voting.
Young people are the particu- lar target of political parties to ensure they are both registered to vote and are encouraged to get out on the day to the polling stations.
At a hustings on the Isle of Mull there was some discussion about the confusion that may exist in Scotland while there are three separate voting systems in