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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has announced it is seeking nominations for the remaining vacancies on Back and Pairc community councils.

Back currently has seven vacancies, and Pairc has ten. Whilst not all vacancies need filled, a minimum of six councillors is needed for the council to form.

Should more nominations be received than vacancies exist, an election will be held.

Those wishing to be considered can obtain nomination papers from the council offices in Stornoway or from the council's website. They must then be returned to the office before 2pm on Monday November 27.

Forms can be returned by email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by sending them to Council Offices, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW.

More information on the role of Scotland's community councils can be found on the Community Councils website. Community councils were first formed by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, meaning this year is the 50th anniversary of their creation.