As we wait for the bigger picture, there will be no shortage of localised drama, says Henderson. Picture: Contributed

The future of Scottish business could hinge on Scots MPs - Andrew Henderson

If recent years have taught us anything, it is that the best-laid polling predictions gang aft agley. Predicting the headline results from general elections in Scotland was once a relatively safe bet. The recurring battle for Scottish seats was traditionally played out on a broadly left-right political axis and dominated by UK parties. For more than half a century Labour returned the most Scottish MPs to Westminster. This domination peaked in 1997, when the party won more than three-quarters of seats north of the Border.

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