Orkney Islands Council is the smallest authority in Scotland – returning 21 councillors.
It has historically been ruled by independent councillors – and the vast majority of candidates have no affiliation this time around.
However, the Scottish Greens are fielding two candidates as are the Orkney Manifesto Group.
Three candidates will be elected unopposed in the Stromness and South Isles Ward.
They are sitting councillors Rob Crichton and James Stockan, along with newcomer Magnus Thomson.
A total of 35 candidates will compete for the remaining 18 seats.
Mike Berston, Ind; David Dawson; Paul Dawson, Ind; Steven Heddle; Ingirid Windwick Jolly, Ind, Rikki Lidderdale, Ind; John Ross Scott; Gwenda Shearer, Ind
Kirkwall West and Orphir
Sandy Cowie; Barbara Foulkes; Barbara Leslie; Alastair Macleod, Ind; Leslie Manson, Ind; John Richards, OMG; Max Thomas, Ind
Harvey Johnston, Ind; Jo Jones; Rachael King, OMG; Sean Michael Lewis, Ind; Owen Tierney, Ind; Duncan Allan Tullock, Ind; Helen Kathleen Woodsford-Dean, Gre
East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
Norman Rae Craigie; Andrew Drever, Ind; Jim Foubister, Ind; John Stanley Groundwater, Ind; Steve Sankey, Gre
Stephen Clackson, Ind; Stuart Roy McIvor, Ind; George Arthur Mowat-Brown, Ind; Billy Muir, Ind; Graham Sinclair, Ind; Ralph Stevenson, Ind; Simon Tarry, Ind; Kevin Woodbridge