There was only one by-election this week – and it was an unopposed return.

Independent Alistair Maclennan was the only candidate when nominations closed at An Taobh Siar Agus Nis (Westside and Ness), Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council).

The previous 2012 result was:

Ind 354, 310, SNP 298, Ind 289, 119, 94.

Elected Ind 3, SNP 1.

So amidst all the political excitement it would appear that election fever has yet to reach the Western Isles.