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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 Liam McArthur||Votes 7,096||67.4%||Net percentage change in seats +31.6|
Scottish National Party
|Candidates Donna Heddle||Votes 2,562||24.3%||Net percentage change in seats −0.8|
|Candidates Jamie Halcro Johnston||Votes 435||4.1%||Net percentage change in seats −4.3|
|Candidates Gerry McGarvey||Votes 304||2.9%||Net percentage change in seats −2.7|
|Candidates Paul Dawson||Votes 137||1.3%||Net percentage change in seats +1.3|
Change compared with 2011
Liam McArthur was spokesperson on Education and Energy.
Scottish Liberal Democrat Liam McArthur who has been re-elected in Orkney thanks those at the count for their efficiency. Mr McArthur says his own campaign team showed "phenomenal" energy and enthusiasm.
Speaking from Kirkwall he says this has been a "remarkable campaign".
The turnout in Orkney was 62%.
BBC Scotland political reporter
BBC Scotland Westminster correspondent
The Orkney Islands is the UK's second most northerly seat and is separated from the Scottish mainland by a seven-mile stretch of the Pentland Firth. The seat consists of 70 islands, only 20 of which are inhabited. There are two main towns: Kirkwall, the capital and administrative centre; and Stromness. Both are on the largest island, which is known as "the mainland".
Besides the oil terminal at Flotta, the main industry in Orkney is farming, closely followed by tourism. The marine renewable sector is also a significant employer.
The Liberal Democrats and their forebears have held the Westminster seat of Orkney and Shetland since 1950. The former leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Jim Wallace, represented Orkney in the Scottish Parliament, where he served as deputy first minister before standing down. The Lib Dems held on to the seat in the Holyrood poll in 2007, and again in 2011 when Liam McArthur was elected.