All but 16 Highland community councils will reform after a call for candidates for the four yearly elections.
A total of 120 councils will form without elections being necessary from noon this Friday.
There will be 20 elections by postal ballot in areas where more nominations were received than the maximum membership number.
These are Ardross; Dornoch; Golspie; Tarbat; Thurso; Watten;Ardgour; Aultbea; Dornie and District; Ferintosh; Glenelg and Arnisdale; Kinlochleven; Plockton; West Ardnamurchan; Glenurquhart; Holm; Kilmorack; Nairn River; Strathdearn and Stratherrick and Foyers.
The 16 community councils which will not reform are Caithness West; Rogart; Tannach and District; Caol; Glendale; Glenfinnan; Mallaig; Portree and Braes; Sheildaig; Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry; Uig; Waternish; Cradlehall and Westhill; Dalwhinnie; Inshes and Milton; Strathnairn.
They failed to attract half the maximum membership required to establish.
The maximum membership of each of the Highland Community Councils is determined by the population it serves and varies from 7 to 13 members.
Amid fears that many community councils would struggle to re-establish, Highland Council extended the period for nominations by three weeks.
The resulting picture is an improvement on the last elections, held in 2015.
At that time 25 councils failed to attract sufficient membership, 109 councils were able to reform and 20 went to election.
The next opportunity for nominations to reform those community councils will be in February 2020.
Full details of the nominations and the list of results are available now from Highland Council’s website.