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Community councils review

Press release   •   Oct 26, 2016 11:15 BST

A review is being carried out of the framework for community councils in Moray, their boundaries and their operation.

Following agreement earlier this month by Moray Council, the scheme of establishment, which sets out the rules by which the community councils function, is to be redrafted.

Community councils – of which there are currently 20 in Moray – are the most local tier of statutory representation between communities and local authorities in Scotland.

As part of the review, Moray Council is seeking comments from individuals, groups and organisations by Monday, December 19.

Any amendments to the scheme of establishment will be the subject of further public consultation in the New Year before final proposals are put to Moray councillors in March.

The next round of community council elections is due to take place next August and September and will be held according to the revised scheme.

More information on the consultation and review can be found at or by e-mailing Moray Council’s democratic services section at or by calling 01343 563334.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.