Feeling the impact
Impact from the results obviously most clearly felt at Holyrood. But there will be pressures elsewhere too.
Firstly, the impetus towards an independence referendum will be significantly enhanced.
Secondly - and probably more immediately - there will be pressure for greater powers within the Scotland Bill, presently before Westminster.
First things first.
Warm congratulations to James Kelly for his election as the MSP for the redrawn Rutherglen seat.
But the story it tells for Scotland is intriguing.
Collapse in the LibDem vote - and it seems to have gone to the SNP, rather than Labour. Tories manage to hold on.
If, if, that is repeated across Scotland, then the SNP are back in power, big style.
A succession of Labour politicians - most recently deputy Holyrood leader Johann Lamont - disputing strongly that their campaign was misplaced.
They opened by targeting the UK Tory cuts - deploying the phrase "now that the Tories are back".
But they are insisting that was a legitimate context for the Holyrood elections - even though their main rival was the SNP.
Early word from the counts.
Turnout may have been depressed by the weather. But the broadest smiles so far seem to be on the faces of the SNP candidates.
No results yet, of course - but the expectation on all sides seems to be an SNP victory.
On our BBC panel, Mike Russell says that the SNP are on course for their largest share of the vote in a Holyrood election.
Labour's Douglas Alexander says his party has fought well and their vote is holding up: His forecast is that the LibDem vote will slide rapidly.
Could that mean a clean sweep for the SNP in Aberdeen - Donside, Central and South?