Uncontested election

Alistair Maclennan from Stornoway is to be the new councillor for An Taobh Siar agus Nis ward.

Today (Monday) was the deadline for nominations and with only one candidate putting their name forward, there is no requirement for a poll.

Mr Maclennan will be an Independent councillor and will be declared to be elected on March 12th.

The election was called due to the sad passing of Cllr Kenneth Murray in December.