Counting should start in Scottish constituencies
Counts in more than half of Scotland’s parliamentary constituencies are due to start later, as the country awaits the outcome of its strangest election since decentralization.
Votes in 46 of the 73 constituency seats will be counted from around 9 a.m. on Friday, with the first results expected from noon.
It is expected that the 46 should be declared by Friday evening.
Then, from around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the remaining 27 constituency seats will be counted, after which the regional seats will be allocated.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a staggered tally of ballots for the Holyrood 2021 election, with all results due to be announced by Saturday night.