Former Highlands and Islands list MSP Jamie McGrigor has thrown his name into the hat for an Oban ward in May, for the Conservatives.
A total of 25 candidates are vying for the Argyll and Bute wards in the mid and north of the local authority area.
The last administration comprised an alliance of independent councillors.
Kintyre and the Islands
Robin Currie, LD; Anne Horn, SNP; Michael Kelly, Lab; John McAlpine, Ind; Alastair Redman, Con; Ed Tyler, Green.
Jane Kelly, Lab; Donnie MacMillan, Ind; Jane McCurdie, Ind; Alec McNeilly, Con; Elaine Morrison, Green; Douglas Philand, Ind; Sandy Taylor, SNP.
Oban South and the Isles
Jake Ainscough, Lab; Mary-Jean Devon, Ind; Jim Lynch, SNP; Alistair MacDougall, Ind; Sean MacIntyre, SNP; Roddy McCuish, Ind; Jamie McGrigor, Con; David Pollard, LD.
Oban North and Lorne
Brian Burnett, Ind; Kieron Green, Ind; Neil Mackay, Ind; Julie McKenzie, SNP; Allan McKie, Ind; William Mohieddeen, Green; Grant Nicholson, Ind; Elaine Robertson, Ind; Breege Smyth, SNP; Andrew Vennard, Con.