Six candidates to contest Lochaber by-election

Councillor Allan Henderson.

Highland Council will hold a by-election next month to fill a position in the Caol and Mallaig ward.

The seat was left vacant following the death of Councillor Billy MacLachlan in January after a period of illness.

Independent councillors Allan Henderson and Ben Thompson continue to represent the ward.

Six candidates have put their names forward and will fight for the seat on April 5. The result will be announced the following day.

They are Ronald Joseph Campbell (Independent), Alex MacInnes (SNP), Catherine Margaret Mackinnon (Independent), Denis Rixson (Scottish Liberal Democrats), Ian Smith (Conservative) and Colin Wood (Independent).