A series of meetings for prospective council candidates is to be held across the Western Isles next month. 

Local government elections are to be held across Scotland on Thursday May 4, 2017.

The schedule of meetings is as follows:-

Thursday 2 March 2017           Council Offices, Castlebay                                             7.30pm

Friday 3 March 2017               Lecture Theatre, Sgoil Lionacleit, Isle of Benbecula          7.30pm

Monday 6 March 2017            Tarbert Community Centre                                             7.30pm

Thursday 9 March 2017          Council Chamber, Council Offices, Stornoway                  7.30pm

The information meetings will include a presentation on the roles and responsibilities of councillors together with an explanation of the wider election process and will cover topics such as the single transferable voting system, the nomination process, postal voting, polling and count arrangements.