The 3 Operational Areas created in 2007 - - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross - Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch & Strathspey - Ross, Skye and Lochaber
The 8 old operational areas in Highland (pre 2007): Badenoch and Strathspey; Caithness; Inverness; Lochaber; Nairn; Ross and Cromarty; Skye and Lochalsh; Sutherland;
Perth Green Belt from the 2014 Perth & Kinross Council Adopted Local Development Plan
Community Council boundaries adopted in November 2011.
Polling Districts in Highland Council. A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area. For voting purposes, each parliamentary constituency and every local government ward is divided into one or more polling districts.
Polling places in Highland. A polling place is the building or area in which the Returning Officer will allocate a polling station, where the electorate go to cast their vote in an election.
This GIS layer details the Flare Zones within the Highland Council Area. A Flare Zone is an administrative area referred to within the operations for Environmental Health. Flare is the Information Management System used within the Environmental Health Function of The Highland Council - this database is also known as CIVICA APP.
The geogrpahical areas covered by each Area Committee in the Highland Council area.
Map layer showing Operational Areas within the Environmental Health Section of The Highland Council - North Highland, Mid Highland and West Highland.
Local Administrative Units (LAU) - Level 1 are part of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) hierarchical classification of UK areas created by the European Office Statistics (Eurostat) in order to produce regional statistics which are comparable across the European Union. There are 3 NUTS levels moving from larger to smaller areas, NUTS 1 is Scotland, NUTS 2 divides Scotland into 4 areas and NUTS 3 divides Scotland into 23 areas. NUTS areas are stable and are only amended periodically. NUTS 4 and NUTS 5 have been superseded by Local Administrative Units (LAU), which were introduced in July 2003 as there was a requirement for statistics at local level which were compatible with NUTS. LAUs are amended to reflect administrative boundary changes. LAU boundaries were created by National Records of Scotland (NRS) from existing geographies. LAU Level 1 (formerly NUTS level 4) are Council Areas, Local Enterprise Companies (LECs) or a combination of both. Scotland is covered by 41 LAU1 areas.