Scottish Daily Mail

Key moments in today’s battlegrou­nd seats

- By Rachel Watson Deputy Scottish Political Editor

SCOTLAND will find out today whether Nicola Sturgeon has managed to win a majority, with results from key seats set to be declared.

Yesterday, 48 constituen­cies were confirmed, with the SNP on track to form the next Scottish Government.

The Nationalis­ts made key gains in East Lothian, Ayr and Edinburgh Central – but there could be a price to pay for some of these when the final regional list result is revealed today.

And while the SNP increased its vote in some areas, tight races were run against both the Conservati­ves and Labour, with fewer than 1,000 votes between the winner and second place.

Miss Sturgeon said yesterday she was ‘very happy’ about how things looked as results started to trickle in – but with a series of key constituen­cies yet to declare, the SNP leader could just miss out on that desired majority. Below is a list of when you can expect to hear from the remaining constituen­cies: 1pm

Clydesdale, Cumbernaul­d and Kilsyth, Dundee City East, Dunfermlin­e, East Kilbride, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Falkirk West, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Galloway and Dumfries West 3pm

Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, Renfrewshi­re South 5pm

Aberdeen South and Kincardine North, Aberdeensh­ire West, Almond Valley,

Angus South, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 6.30pm

Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Shettlesto­n, Midlothian South Tweeddale and Lauderdale

Uddingston and Bellshill will also declare today.

Results for the eight regional areas are expected this evening – and will provide the final result of the 2021 Scottish parliament election.

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