Holyrood Election 2011
Scotland has chosen its government for the next five years, and the SNP have won a clear majority.
After a dramatic night of mostly SNP highs and Labour lows, the Nationalists crossed the 65-seat mark to ensure they will return to Holyrood in a much stronger position.
Labour lost many of their supposedly safe seats, but this was largely due to voters switching allegiance from the Liberal Democrats to the SNP.
Election map guide
When you click on your area of the map, you will see a constituency profile and the full results for this year's election. To see Edinburgh and Glasgow consituencies and the regional results, you can click on the tabs to the left.
There have been significant boundary changes since the last election, so we have also included the notional 2007 results, which have been calculated in order to estimate which parties would have won each seat if the present boundaries had been in place.
There are two ways in which MSPs are elected:
- Each of the 73 constituencies elects one Member of Parliament (MSP) by the first-past-the-post system, where the candidate with the largest number of votes wins the seat.
- In addition to this, a second vote is required to elect the seven additional MSPs for each of the eight regions (each formed by grouping together eight to ten consituencies), to fill the total of 129 seats. Regional MSPs are allocated seats using a formula which takes into account the number of constituency seats that an individual or party has already won. This method is known as party-list proportional representation.