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The Highland Council - our local government

Local government services such as housing, roads and transport, planning, schools and social services are provided by The Highland Council

The Highland Council is our local government in the Fort William and Lochaber area. We have 6 elected Councillors who represent almost 20,000 people in the Lochaber area. The Highland Council deliver local services like any local government.

Lochaber is just one part of the Highlands, situated in the South West corner and covering from Mallaig and the Small Isles down to the awe-inspiring Glencoe. It is an area rich in diversity and extremes. Its 4,468 square kilometres encompass Britain's highest peak, deepest loch and most westerly mainland point. With a population of 19,620, its rurality is demonstrated by a population density of 4.6 persons per square kilometre. Based in the most northerly area of mainland Scotland, The Highland Council’s services cover an area of 10,000 square miles, an area greater than that of Belgium. The Council spends around £412 million each year on the provision of a wide range of essential services for the 210,000 people living in the Highland area.

 The Highland Council is the local government in the Fort William area.  We have 6 elected Councillors who represent almost 20,000 people. Highland Council deliver local services like any local government. The Highland Council headquarters is located in Inverness, with 3 local service points in Lochaber.

Charles Kennedy Building
Achintore Road
Fort William
PH33 6RQ
Tel: 01397 707256
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Fort  William & Ardnamurchan Council Ward  
Registrar: Births, Deaths & Marriages - you'll need this link for your Highland Wedding arrangements
Lochaber area of Highland Council - Elected Councillors