Glasbow (Scottish Parliament region)

Highlands and Islands (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

Highlands and Islands
Scottish Parliament electoral region
The Highlands and Islands region
shown within Scotland
Created
1999
Current representation
Scottish National Party 6 MSPs
Liberal Democrats 4 MSPs
Labour Party 3 MSPs
Conservative 2 MSPs
Constituencies
Argyll and Bute
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Moray
Orkney
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Shetland
Western Isles
Council areas
Argyll and Bute (part)
Highland
Moray (part)
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Orkney Isles
Shetland Isles

The Highlands and Islands is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Eight of the parliament's first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). The name Highlands and Islands is much older than the electoral region. The Highlands and Islands area has a large area of overlap with the Scottish Highlands, and the two names are often regarded as representing the same area.

The Highlands and Islands region is the largest of the eight electoral regions in terms of area, but the smallest in terms of population and electorate. It has boundaries with the North East Scotland, Mid Scotland and Fife and West of Scotland electoral regions.

Constituencies and council areas

The constituencies were created in 1999 with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in at that time. They cover all of four council areas, the Highland council area, Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles council area), the Orkney Isles council area and the Shetland Isles council area, and most of two others, the Argyll and Bute council area and the Moray council area:
Constituency Map
  1. Argyll and Bute
    covers most of the Argyll and Bute council area.

  2. Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
    covers a northern portion of the Highland council area.

  3. Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
    covers a southern portion of the Highland council area.

  4. Moray
    covers most of the Moray council area.

  5. Orkney
    covers the Orkney Isles council area.

  6. Ross, Skye and Inverness West
    covers a central portion of the Highland council area.

  7. Shetland
    covers the Shetland Isles council area.

  8. Western Isles
    covers Na h-Eileanan Siar.

A south-eastern portion of the Argyll and Bute area is covered by the Dumbarton constituency, which is in the West of Scotland region. An eastern portion of the Moray area is covered by the Gordon constituency, in the North East Scotland region.

Election results

2007 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

Additional member results

2003 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

Changes:

Additional member results

Changes:

1999 Scottish Parliament election

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

Additional member results

Footnotes

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