Scottish Election 2021 results LIVE: SNP finish one short of a majority on 64 | Scottish Conservatives hold key seat of Aberdeenshire West | Alex Salmond fails to win seat | Kaukab Stewart becomes first woman of colour elected to Scottish Parliament | Full regional vote list announced

Updates from the Scottish Parliament elections 2021.

As Day Two of the election count continues, stay up-to-date with The Scotsman election live blog.

Scottish Parliament elections 2021 LIVE: SNP win election with 64 seats - one short of majority

Key Events

  • SNP win election with 64 seats - one short of majority
  • Sturgeon hails ‘emphatic’ victory
  • Tories second with 31 seats, Labour third with 22
  • No seats for Salmond’s Alba party
  • Police investigate possible voter fraud in Edinburgh
  • Kaukab Stewart becomes first woman of colour elected

The count continues at Highland Centre, Ingilston.

Election results by seat and list in full

Scotland went to the polls this week as the country gradually emerges from Covid restrictions.Here we list the results across Scotland for all constituency seats alongside the results for MSPs who have been elected through the regional list system.

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