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INDEPENDENT WINS BEAULY AND STRATHGLASS BY-ELECTION

Helen Carmichael, The Haven, Ferry Lane, Beauly (Independent) has been elected the new member for Beauly and Strathglass on The Highland Council, winning a four-cornered by-election..

Mrs Carmichael polled 564 votes 293 more than her nearest challenger, David Martin, 30 Broadstone Park, Inverness (Independent).

Sean Martin Wood, 18 Culburnie, Kiltarlity, by Beauly (Scottish Socialist Party) polled 103 votes.

Daniel M. Farthing, 8 Culloden Court, Culloden, Inverness (Scottish Liberal Democrats) polled 89 votes.

There was a 52.3% turn out.

Mrs Carmichael takes over from Garry Coutts, who resigned from the Council last month on his appointment as Chairman of NHS Highland.

A community councillor, Mrs Carmichael has brought up a family and lived in Beauly for more than 30 years taking an active role in the local community.

The count took place at Inverness Sports Centre on Sunday (13 June).