Community Councils in Caol, Mallaig, Glenfinnan, and Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry, remain unformed since the recent elections in December 2019.
The branch is set to reopen at the beginning of February.
The newly reformed Kinlochleven team travelled for their third fixture to Mallaig in the sort of weather which wrecks fishing trawlers.
Work is underway to protect the railway from potential landslips and rock-falls from the hillsides and embankments around the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, which stars in the Harry Potter film series.
Acclaimed musician Ingrid Henderson, well known as a member of the popular Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, has been commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage to create Message in a Bottle.
Viewers can experience one of the greatest rail journeys in the world – the 84-mile-long Highland railway between Fort William and Mallaig – from the comfort of their own homes.
Enterprising pupils from Mallaig High School set out their Christmas stall in Inverness at the weekend.