Stephen Gethins loses out to the Lib Dems in North East Fife where he held the seat with just two votes in 2017.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 Lib Dems
|Candidates Willie Rennie||Votes 14,928||43.8%||Net percentage change in seats +15.4|
Scottish National Party
|Candidates Rod Campbell||Votes 11,463||33.7%||Net percentage change in seats −3.5|
|Candidates Huw Bell||Votes 5,646||16.6%||Net percentage change in seats −2.4|
|Candidates Rosalind Garton||Votes 2,026||5.9%||Net percentage change in seats −6.2|
Change compared with 2011
It seems the Liberal Democrats were up on 1st NE Fife Count, SNP on second count. Could end in a coin toss.undefined
Tossing coin can only happen if votes are equal. NE Fife vote was +3 Lib Dems then +2 SNP. 3rd result imminent.
BBC Scotland Political Editor
At the very least, Willie Rennie did not make a pig's ear of Fife.
The seat consists of prime farmland, popular tourist resorts and elegant market towns, including Cupar. But probably the seat’s most famous town is St Andrews. It is the so-called home of golf and is also home to Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1410. The picturesque coastal town attracts many visitors and students from all over Britain and abroad. The relationship of two of its more famous alumini, Prince William and Kate Middleton, blossomed there.
The southern end of the Tay Road Bridge features in this constituency. It was built in 1966 and is one of the longest bridges in Europe and takes the A92 from Newport on Tay over the Firth of Tay and into the centre of Dundee.
The seat was won by Liberal Democrat Iain Smith in 1999, 2003 and 2007. Roderick Campbell won it for the SNP in the Scottish Parliament election of 2011.