Scottish Election 2021 Thursday RECAP: Polling across Scotland closes as Nicola Sturgeon fights for SNP majority | Anas Sarwar's Labour tries to overtake Douglas Ross's Conservatives | Dogs pictured at polling places

Here is a look back on polling to elect the next Scottish Government today (May 6) as polls across Scotland close.

Live updates as Scots head to the polls in the 2021 Holyrood elections.

Polling stations were open from 7am till 10pm, in an election which could be crucial in determining Scotland’s future within the UK.

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Scottish Election 2021 RECAP: The updates from around the country as Scotland went to the polls

Last updated: Thursday, 06 May, 2021, 10:26

  • Scots headed to the polls on Thursday to elect next Scottish Government
  • Polling stations were open from 7am till 10pm
  • Sturgeon and SNP pushing to win overall majority at Holyrood

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May snow showers forecast as voters cast ballots

A band of snowy showers which gave the north of Scotland a spring covering has moved south overnight.

Voters in central Scotland may need to wrap up warm when they arrive at polling stations to cast their ballots.

Queues form outside polling stations in the Capital

Photos from Edinburgh show voters queuing outside a polling station on the Royal Mile.

Scottish election 2021: Top ten constituencies to watch at this year’s Holyrood vote

It’s another seismic day at the polls for Scotland. We’ve broken down which races are worth keeping an eye on in particular.

These are the top 10 constituencies to watch at this year’s Holyrood election

People across Scotland head to the polls next month for the Scottish Parliament election.

Scottish election polls: what are the latest opinion polls for the 2021 election - and what happened in 2016?

There are just over six hours to go before the polls close in Scotland. Here’s a look back at how the polling has developed, and what happened last time.

These are the latest Scottish Parliament election polls - and what happened in 2016

The Scottish Parliament election is taking place today - so what are the current result predictions?

Political reporter Conor Matchett reiterates The Scotsman’s position of the race for Holyrood

All true democrats must take that threat posed seriously. We cannot allow any form of ideology to override reality

The Scotsman

Scottish Election 2021: Sonic the hedgehog is turned into Nicola Sturgeon in parody video game

After voting, people may be keen to play ‘Nicola’, the video game of the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon based on Sega classic Sonic the Hedgehog.

Scottish Election 2021: Sonic the hedgehog is turned into Nicola Sturgeon in parody video game

She has already hit popular culture through comedian Janey Godley’s parodies of her daily coronavirus briefings.

Guide dog and owner at polling station in Scotland

As people are keen to share their pictures of dogs at polling stations today, Guide Dogs Scotland tells us Lyn and her guide dog Yozi have taken part in the electoral experience in Scotland.

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