SNP candidates elected as MSPs for constituencies in the Highlands and Islands, while Conservatives see three candidates elected as list MSPs.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 Fergus Ewing||Votes 18,505||48.3%||Net percentage change in seats −3.2|
|Candidates Edward Mountain||Votes 7,648||20.0%||Net percentage change in seats +8.4|
|Candidates David Stewart||Votes 6,719||17.5%||Net percentage change in seats −4.2|
Scottish Lib Dems
|Candidates Carolyn Caddick||Votes 5,445||14.2%||Net percentage change in seats +2.7|
Change compared with 2011
Fergus Ewing speaking to BBC Scotland after winning Inverness & Nairn seat.
Geographically, at the centre of this seat is the River Spey, which supports vibrant salmon and whisky industries.
At the northern reaches of the constituency is the city of Inverness. Secondary parts of the off-shore oil industry are found around this northern hub. About 16 miles east of Inverness is the former fishing port and market town of Nairn which is home to two golf courses.
When the Scottish Parliament was created in 1999, Fergus Ewing, son of the famous SNP MP Winnie Ewing, won the seat for the nationalists. Mr Ewing regained the seat in 2003, in 2007 and again in 2011.