Scotland Results

Scottish Parliament Results
Party Scottish National Party Scottish Conservatives Scottish Labour Scottish Green Party Scottish Lib Dems Independent
Seats 63 31 24 6 5 0
Change −6 +16 −13 +4 - −1

After 129 of 129 seats About these resultsResults in full

Latest headlines

  1. Victory for the SNP with 63 seats - two short of a majority
  2. Conservatives are the second largest party on 31 seats - but Labour on 24 lost 13 seats
  3. Scottish Greens are the fourth largest party with six seats, ahead of the Lib Dems who won five
  4. See the changing political map of Scotland

Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Highlands and Islands
Result: SNP HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Alasdair Allan Votes 6,874 52.1% Net percentage change in seats −13.2


Scottish Labour

Candidates Rhoda Grant Votes 3,378 25.6% Net percentage change in seats −3.0


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Ranald Fraser Votes 1,499 11.4% Net percentage change in seats +7.0


Scottish Christian Party

Candidates John Cormack Votes 1,162 8.8% Net percentage change in seats +8.8


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Ken MacLeod Votes 293 2.2% Net percentage change in seats +0.5

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 52.1
Scottish Labour 25.6
Scottish Conservatives 11.4
Scottish Christian Party 8.8
Scottish Lib Dems 2.2

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish Christian Party
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour
Scottish National Party

Constituency Profile

The Western Isles are also known as the Outer Hebrides, and stretch from the Butt of Lewis in the north to Vatersay in the south, a distance of 130 miles. Lewis is the largest island, but others include Harris, the two Uists (North and South) and Benbecula, from where Bonnie Prince Charlie sailed "over the sea to Skye".

Crofting, fishing, tourism and cottage industries are the basis of the local economy, along with the manufacture of Harris Tweed, the islands' most famous export. The Isles are remote from the mainland in culture as well as distance, with a high proportion of Gaelic speakers, and a strong tradition of observing the Sabbath. The area's council delivers services to about 26,000 people and employs more than 2,000 staff.

Alasdair Morrison won the seat for Labour at the 1999 Scottish Parliament elections. Labour held on in 2003, but the SNP's Alasdair Allan won in 2007 and again in 2011.

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