Welcome to Knockbain Community Council. We are the statutory body serving Munlochy, North Kessock and the smaller communities between and around them on the Black Isle, just north of Inverness. You can see our location here

The role of our Community Council is to represent the issues and concerns of the local residents who live in the area, which could have a benefit to our communities.  



Due to current Highland Council Policy our January meeting will be virutal.  If you wish to raise any issues or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch via the 'contact us' tab on the left. 



Most of The Community will be aware that following the Highland Council Communities & Placed Meeting of November 2020 it was decided to try mediation to resolve the ongoing Bottle Bank dispute.

I have to advise that the parties met on Saturday 25 September 2021 in North Kessock Hall. It is with regret that I have to inform you that we were unable to resolve the impasse, despite the majority of those there agreeing that the Bottle Banks should be returned to The Ferry Car Park.

The mediator felt there may be scope for further mediation on a one-to-one basis. Knockbain Community Council believe that this mediation should be between The Chair of NKTOP & The Chair of Knockbain Community Council. I therefore emailed the Chair of NKTOP, together with the Mediator & others to advise that I am more than willing to continue the process in the hope of a resolution. 

I have now received a response, from The Chair & Board of NKTOP which regrettably is not in the spirit of conciliation.

I had hoped that this situation could have been resolved amicably, but sadly this does not seem possible. My door, however, remains open.

It is my intention now to call on Highland Council to organise a Community Ballot and enforce the outcome by legal action if necessary, as per the decision of The Communities & places Committee of November 2021. It is to say the least, regrettable that considerable further financial resources will be used by Highland Council in executing this process.

I would call on those involved in frustrating this process to accept the outcome of the ballot.

My full statement to mediation can be found here.

John Stott


Knockbain Community Council

15 November 2021


The tabs on the left of this page will help you naviagate to other sections for latest information and consultations including: 


-  A9 Kessock to Tore case for change report here 

- A9 Kessock to Tore study - public consultation on options here 

-A9 North Kessock to Tore - Publication of public consultation report here

- latest updates on the Covid19 pandemic response locally

Community Action Plan project

- Highland Council consultation on the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan

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