Scotland results
129 of 129 seats
65 seats needed for majority

SNP
64
+1
CON
31
-
LAB
22
-2
GRN
8
+2
LD
4
-1
ALB
0
-
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18:58
PM calls devolution summit after SNP triumph
By Joseph Lee
BBC News
Boris Johnson tells leaders of the devolved nations people are "best served when we work together".
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15:42
Sturgeon celebrates 'extraordinary' SNP victory
The SNP wins 64 seats in the Scottish Parliament - one more than last time but one short of a majority.
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14:24
Conservatives match best Scottish election result
The Scottish Conservatives say they will oppose plans for indyref2 after winning 31 seats at Holyrood.
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14:23
Successful season beckons for St Mirren
By Martin Watt
BBC Scotland
The top six and League Cup final slipped from their grasp, but St Mirren have had plenty of positives amid the pain and could yet end the season with silverware.
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14:21
Scottish election results in maps and charts
By Philip Sim
BBC Scotland political correspondent
The picture across Scotland as the SNP win a fourth consecutive victory in the Scottish Parliament.
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14:19
What the results mean for Scottish independence
By Laura Kuenssberg
Political editor
In the fight between Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon, there can only be one winner.
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14:17
Scottish Greens win record eight Holyrood seats
Co-leader Lorna Slater says the party has "grown our votes and influence in Scotland".
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14:15
Key points: The story of the Scottish election
After two days of counting here are some of the key outcomes of the Holyrood 2021 vote.
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14:03
Nicola Sturgeon's to-do list after election victory
Glenn Campbell
BBC Scotland Political Editor
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Having secured a fourth term in power for the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon is not short of things to do as first minister.
She has to form a government - that could be another SNP-only administration, unless she wants to explore a more formal arrangement with the independence-supporting Greens to secure an outright majority.
She has to reshuffle her ministers, with four cabinet posts - including that of health secretary - needing filled as a result of retirements.
There are also important decisions that need to be taken on coronavirus - with a further easing of restrictions due on 17 May, plans to reopen international travel to consider and concern over Covid cases in Moray to address.
Ms Sturgeon has insisted that dealing with the pandemic and its aftermath will be her immediate priority - although clearly she intends to press the case for another independence referendum too.
There are also formalities - being sworn in with the other 128 MSPs on Thursday, before putting herself forward in parliament for re-election as first minister the following week.
13:35
Scottish Labour on ‘journey back’ despite losses
Leader Anas Sarwar believes his party is making progress and is "satisfied" about where he wants to go.
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12:56
First women of colour elected to Holyrood
Kaukab Stewart of the SNP and Pam Gosal of the Conservatives both win Scottish Parliament seats.
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11:50
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'Indyref is the will of the country'

Nicola Sturgeon: 'Indyref is the will of the country'
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10:32
Sturgeon: Indyref2 a 'fundamental democratic principle'
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says "The people of Scotland must have the right to decide our own future when the Covid crisis has passed."
Ms Sturgeon says a referendum on independence is now "a matter of fundamental democratic principle".
The first minister says there is likely to be a larger pro-independence majority than in the last parliament.
"Both the SNP and Scottish Greens stood on a clear commitment to an independence referendum within the next parliamentary term," she says.
"And both of us made clear that the timing of a referendum should be decided by a simple majority of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament."
Ms Sturgeon said there was "no democratic justification whatsoever" for Boris Johnson to block a referendum.
"If the Tories make such an attempt, they won't be placing themselves in opposition to the SNP, they will be standing in direct opposition to the will of the Scottish people.
"They will demonstrate conclusively that the UK is not a partnership of equals and astonishingly that Westminster no longer sees it as a voluntary union of nations," she added.
"That in itself would be a most powerful argument for Scotland becoming an independent country."
10:22
'I may be the first, I will not be the last'

Kaukab Stewart: 'I may be the first, I will not be the last'
The first women of colour elected to Holyrood has told other women and girls of colour in Scotland that the parliament belongs to them.
10:19
Sturgeon highlights 'scale and the record breaking nature of our victory'
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Nicola Sturgeon says: "Absolutely no-one would have predicted the scale and the record breaking nature of our victory at this election."
The SNP leader explains if her party wins 62 constituency seats that is 85% of the total. There is just Edinburgh North and Leith to be declared, but it is expected to be an SNP hold.
"Most of all I want to thank the people of Scotland for putting their trust in me and the SNP once again. We will work to repay that trust every day," she says.
"Wherever you are from, whatever age you are, whatever your background, and no matter who you voted for, the SNP in government is dedicated to working for you."
Her immediate and overriding task will be to keep everyone as safe as possible and guide the country back to normality and on to recovery, she adds.
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