While all 129 of Holyrood’s seats will be contested at this year’s ballot, more than a quarter of the current crop of MSPs are standing down – including high profile figures like Ruth Davidson, Iain Gray and Jeane Freeman.
Here is a brief overview of each of the members who are not seeking re-election.
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1. Mark McDonald
The Aberdeen Donside MSP resigned from the SNP after sending a woman an inappropriate text message which referenced a sex act.
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2. Mike Rumbles
Mike Rumbles has served as a Lib Dem MSP for the North East region since the Scottish Parliament reconvened in 1999, with the exception of just one term.
3. John Finnie
John Finnie began his Holyrood career as an SNP MSP in 2011, but resigned from the party over its stance on Nato. He joined the Scottish Greens in October 2014.
4. Lewis Macdonald
First elected in 1999 to represent Aberdeen Central, he has been an MSP on the North East list since 2011.