Chris Ballance has only recently moved to the area, but is no stranger here, having been visiting relatives in Beauly for very many years. He comes here from rural Dumfries-shire, where he set up and ran the multi award-winning social enterprise Moffat CAN, creating green sector jobs for people with barriers to employment. Chris was a Green MSP in Holyrood from 2003-7.
He and his wife Alis live in Drumnadrochit, and their children attend Glenurquhart Primary School.
“Residents I’ve been speaking with find Highland Council too secretive. Too often decisions are taken behind closed doors. I want to listen to local opinions so as to work constructively towards an open and representative Council. If elected I will hold regular surgeries across the ward.
“I want the Council to work collaboratively with individuals and groups to build our long-term sustainable prosperity – based on protecting and enhancing our magnificent natural environment.”