The bodies of a 37-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were discovered on Sunday morning.Read more
Victory for the SNP with 63 seats - two short of a majority
Conservatives are the second largest party on 31 seats - but Labour on 24 lost 13 seats
Scottish Greens are the fourth largest party with six seats, ahead of the Lib Dems who won five
See the changing political map of Scotland
|Party||Candidates||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
Scottish National Party
|Candidates Michael Russell||Votes 13,561||46.0%||Net percentage change in seats −4.6|
Scottish Lib Dems
|Candidates Alan Reid||Votes 7,583||25.7%||Net percentage change in seats +13.6|
|Candidates Donald Cameron||Votes 5,840||19.8%||Net percentage change in seats +1.5|
|Candidates Mick Rice||Votes 2,492||8.5%||Net percentage change in seats −6.8|
Change compared with 2011
Surfer Matthew Bryce "made himself at peace" believing he would not survive after 32 hours stranded at sea
Mike Russell was elected as a regional member for the South of Scotland to the Scottish Parliament when it was established in 1999 and in 2011 became the constituency MSP for Argyll & Bute where he has lived for 25 years.
He became Environment Minister when the SNP Scottish Government took office in 2007, subsequently serving as Minister for Culture, External Affairs & the Constitution and then (for five years) as Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning.
He has been a member of the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change & Environment Committee.
Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 04:00 and 04:30
Final preparations underway at Pacific Quay, as BBC Scotland gets ready to begin its election coverage at 10.30pm.
This constituency covers nearly two million acres of mainland Scotland as well as many islands such as Mull, Islay, Jura, Tiree and Bute. The region is famous for whisky production and other industries include farming, fishing and fish farming.
Renewable energy is a growth industry, both for manufacturing wind turbines and harnessing wind and wave power. Holy Loch used to be the base for US Poseidon nuclear submarines but is now closed. About 10% of the population are Gaelic speakers.
In 1999 the Lib Dem’s George Lyon, a farmer from Bute, won the area’s first Holyrood seat. He went on to retain it at the 2003 Scottish Parliament election. In 2007 the seat changed hands and the SNP’s Jim Mather became its new MSP. Mike Russell went on to hold the seat for the SNP in 2011.