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  1. SNP win a third successive term at Holyrood
  2. But the party falls short of an overall majority
  3. The Scottish Conservatives beat Labour into second place
  4. Scottish Greens overtake Liberal Democrats
  5. Green candidate Ross Greer, 21, becomes youngest MSP
  6. UKIP fails to win a seat at Holyrood

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By BBC Scotland News

All times stated are UK

That's all from the Holyrood Election 2016 live page folks!

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Join us for Scotland 2016 from 22:30 tonight...

Join us for Scotland 2016 at 22:30 for news and analysis from the Holyrood election.

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You can watch the programme on BBC TWO Scotland from 22:30 or catch up after the broadcast here.

Sally Magnusson talks to members of Generation 2016 on Reporting Scotland...

Sally Magnusson and Generation 2016
BBC Scotland's Sally Magnusson talks to first time voters about last night's experience

Labour MSP James Kelly 'confident we can come back'

Of course we can come back, we've got the policies, we've got the commitment to fairness and justice, we've got a commitment to communities, and if we root ourselves in our communities and get that message across, I'm confident we can come back.

James KellyScottish Labour MSP

BBC Scotland's Philip Sim opens the suggestions for the next presiding officer...

Scottish Labour's James Kelly is confident his party can come back if they become more rooted in local communities

Scottish Labour's James Kelly told Reporting Scotland says he thinks the party need to look politically at how they move forward.

Sally Magnusson with James Kelly

Mr Kelly says the changes in leaders hasn't helped.

He says the party need to look at how they can become more rooted in the community but he is confident that Scottish Labour can come back. 

Labour did not 'cut through with the voters'

Returning Labour MSP James Kelly says: "Labour thought an energetic campaign, Kezia Dugdale led from the front and she made the centrepiece of that campaign the protection of public services.

"Although those policies were popular in opinion polls, the clearly didn't get cut through with the voters."

"And we need to reflect on why that was the case and how we can make that more of the centrepiece of the debate."

Labour MSP James Kelly

Green MSP says the electorate have voted for a majority of MSPs that favour independence

Mr Wightman says the electorate have voted for a majority of MSPs that favour independence. 

Scottish Green MSP believes his party can work with the SNP and the rest of parliament on tax

Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman says his party can work with the SNP even though they disagree with tax rises.

Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman

Mr Wightman says there is room and scope to work across the parliament to achieve more progressive taxation.

New Green MSP says his party will push local democracy, taxation and housing

New Green MSP Andy Wightman says: "We're very keen to push the Scottish government to be bolder in Holyrood, on things like local democracy, taxation and housing."

Mr Wightman says his party will want to push these kinds of issues.

Green MSP Andy Wightman
Green MSP Andy Wightman

Scottish conservative leader Ruth Davidson says she wants to influence the named persons scheme

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson says she wants to influence the named persons scheme.

Ms Davidson says a lot of people don't know that come August there is going to be a state guardian for each child and that it was "cheerleaded through by the SNP".

Ruth Davidson

She says there is an opportunity to delay this and at least not make it compulsory.   

Ruth Davidson insists she has not tried to hide away from being a Conservative

Ruth Davidson insists she has not ever tried to hide away from being the leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party. 

Ruth Davidson tells Jackie says her effective opposition will come from all walks of lives

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson says an effective opposition involves people from all different walks of lives and professions.

Ms Davidson says more than three quarters of the new Tory group are new.

She says she hopes they will raise the level of scrutiny and debate.

Ruth Davidson

The deputy first minister says the SNP will 'work with other political parties'

Mr Swinney says: "We'll work with other political parties."

"The first minister set out today that there are a number of different areas where we will have agreement with other political parties.

John Swinney
John Swinney

 "Take education for example, all the parties set out an aspiration in this campaign to ensure that the Scottish education system delivers world class education for every single one of the children of Scotland."  

John Swinney of the SNP says there has been improvements in NHS, education and unemployment

John Swinney of the SNP says his party will work with other parties in areas such as education and try to create an agenda that works for the people of Scotland. 

Mr Swinney says he can't apologise for believing in Scottish independence.

John Swinney

He says there have been improvements in the NHS, education and unemployment as a consequence of measures taken by the SNP government.

He says, as a consequence of the Smith commission, Scotland will be in a better position of power and he hopes for more. 

John Swinney says it has been a 'historic night for the SNP'

Deputy First Minister John Swinney says: "It's been a historic night for the SNP and Scottish politics, because on no previous occasion has a Scottish government been elected for a third time.

"So we're delighted with the electoral performance we delivered last night."

Deputy First Minister John Swinney
Deputy First Minister John Swinney

Wondering who won where you lived? Here's all the answers and much more on every constituency

Holyrood 2016: What's happened in my area?

The Scottish Parliament election results are nearly all in. Below are the estimated declaration times - did they come ahead of what was predicted? Find out what happened in your area.

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All the ballots have been counted and the results are in find out more

Had enough fancy election graphics... of course not!

David Henderson has the big picture
Our very own David Henderson has the big picture

Rep Scot will shortly speak to first time voters and here's another Green political operator....get it?

Twenty-one-year-old Ross Greer
Twenty-one-year-old Ross Greer

Twenty-one-year-old Ross Greer has become the youngest ever MSP after being elected for the Scottish Green Party for West of Scotland region.

He was just 15 when he joined the party and has also served as a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

He also contested the East Dunbartonshire constituency in last May's general election.

He gained his new role as an MSP after being top of the Green list for the West of Scotland region.

Business and Economy Editor Douglas Fraser's blog on what's next at Holyrood

Here's a wee reminder of the before and after Scottish political map....still pretty yellow!


Liz Smith of the Scottish conservatives has a message for Nicola Sturgeon...

And we're off.......Jackie Bird is first to the chamber ahead of all the new MSPs

Jackie Bird anchors tonight's programme from Holyrood's chamber
Jackie Bird anchors tonight's programme from Holyrood's chamber

Here are some of our main stories from the Holyrood election 2016

Some of the main stories from the night:

Nicola Sturgeon
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Nicola Sturgeon said the SNP would govern alone and seek consensus with other parties

Quotes of the day: Patrick Harvie and Willie Rennie

There are real opportunities in the next session for the Greens to push the government beyond its comfort zone but we're not at the point of being able to tell you exactly what those issues are going to be

Patrick HarvieScottish Green Party co-convener
Patrick Harvie
Patrick Harvie with his colleague the new youngest MSP

They have got to make a clear and unambiguous statement that another referendum must be off the table for the next five years in order to respect the referendum result and this result

Willie RennieScottish Liberal Democrat leader
Willie Rennie

Quotes of the Day: Kezia Dugdale 'heartbroken'

Heartbroken, without question

Kezia DugdaleScottish Labour leader
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale

Quotes of the day: Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson

With such a large group of MSPs elected, I don't intend to seek any formal arrangement with any other parties.

Nicola SturgeonSNP leader
Nicolas sturgeon

No mandate, no majority, no cause - the SNP must now let Scotland move on.

Ruth DavidsonScottish Scottish Conservative leader
Ruth Davidson

Managing director of Holyrood Communications gives her thoughts on the election result...

Coming up on Reporting Scotland.......

In an extended one hour special, Reporting Scotland will bring you all the analysis, reaction and colour from the Holyrood election.

As well as our top team of presenters and correspondents, the team hope to speak the SNP's John Swinney, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Scottish Labour winner on the list James Kelly and Scottish Green winner Andy Wightman.

Ruth Davidwson
SNP's John Swinney
SNP's John Swinney

They'll also speak to first time voters for their experience over the last 24 hours.

Sally Magnusson will be presenting from the studio here in Glasgow while Jackie Bird will be in the chamber in Holyrood. 

Join us for Reporting Scotland at 18:30...

You can watch via the live coverage tab above or on BBC One Scotland. 

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Labour MP and former shadow culture secrey Michael Dugher calls result in Scotland 'catastophe'

Mr Dugher said his party "should have done far better" in the elections and was not currently "on a trajectory that will see Labour defeat the Tories". 

The MP, who was sacked from his post as shadow culture secretary in Jeremy Corbyn's January reshuffle, said of the party's performance in Scotland:

Michael Dugher

We've got huge lessons to learn because, you know, it was a catastrophe in Scotland - with a left-wing, anti-trident, anti-austerity manifesto that was supposed to solve all our problems, we finished behind the Conservatives.

'Old-fashioned campaign' won Edinburgh Western for the Lib Dems, says new MSP

BBC Radio Scotland

Alex Cole-Hamilton told BBC Radio Scotland's Newsdrive that the Lib Dems have knocked on 25,000 doors since the general election. 

He admitted it was an old-fashioned way of campaigning - but it worked and they noticed a shift away from the SNP over the winter. 

winning Lib Dems

The MSP was one of four Lib Dems to win constituency seats in Scotland. 

Mr Cole-Hamilton said: "We will build fortresses in these constituencies and we will defend them to the hilt."

WATCH: Here's the story of the election from BBC Scotland political reporter Philip Sim....

Kezia Dugdale tweets her thanks to 'hundreds of thousands' who voted Labour

Greens say 'too early to say' how minority SNP government will get its policies through

Speaking from Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Green Co-convener Patrick Harvie said he hoped to use the six Green MSPs to push the SNP out their "comfort zone".

Ross Greer, Patrick Harvie and Natalie Bennet
Scotland's youngest MSP Ross Greer, Patrick Harvie and UK leader Natalie Bennet

Tax reform is an issue that should be looked at in the new session of Parliament, he said.

He also said that since 1999, every elected chamber at Holyrood had been different and this one was no exception.

Call for Ruth Davidson to move on from second referendum 'obsession' and focus on being opposition leader

BBC News Channel

SNP MP Tommy Sheppard told the BBC that his party's win after nine years in office was quite remarkable".

Tommy Sheppard

He added: "Not only did we do that, we did it with the best ever election result we've had in the Scottish Parliament elections - more votes than ever before and a higher vote share than ever before, so it was a pretty good night for us."

However, Mr Sheppard called on Ruth Davidson to focus on her new role.

He said: "I think in fairness she was guilty at times of obsessing about a second referendum. she seemed to mention very little else so i hope now that she can put that away and get on with being a good opposition which is what she set out to be and that's what she's achieved."

SNP MP: Ruth Davidson 'has done a good job at detoxifying the Conservatives in Scotland'

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SNP MP Tommy Sheppard congratulated the Scottish Tory leader and said his party looked forward to being opposed by her in the Scottish Parliament.

However, Mr Sheppard said the Conservative's achievement may have been overstated.

Tommy Shepherd

"I congratulate Ruth Davidson - I think she has done a good job at detoxifying the Conservatives in Scotland.

"Although, I think we have to point out that it looks better than it is because Labour have done so badly. Ruth has only just succeeded in getting the Tories back almost to what they were at the end of two terms of Margaret Thatcher's government in the 1980s.

"So, it's better than it was but it's still a long way from being where they were in Scotland."

MAPS: See the constituency share of the vote for each party across Scotland

Labour peer George Foulkes backs Kezia Dugdale as 'strong but personable leader'

Progress Online

Writing in a Progress Online Blog, the former MP said the Scottish Labour leader needed time to get her personality and leadership over to the people of Scotland. 

He added: "We now need to reaffirm her position as leader so she has the time to become liked and respected by the electorate as she is by those of us who know her well."

Kezia Dugdale
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He went on: "Privately, I have been arguing that we should be offering a positive alternative for the constitution of the United Kingdom which is stable, comprehensive and coherent and different from the separation of the SNP.

"A federal or quasi-federal UK is my own preference but a convention which consults widely throughout the UK is the way we should move forward as we did in establishing the Scottish parliament.

"With a leader of the calibre and charm of Kezia establishing herself over the next few years, an anti-austerity programme and a real alternative to separation, we can not only build for victory in Holyrood in 2021 but also hold our position in council elections in 2017 and contribute towards a UK Labour majority in the UK in 2020."

'Scotland is sad, it will take us years to recover' - Labour's John McDonnell

Labour's John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said the party had showed "remarkable successes" in elections across the UK. 

John McDonnell
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But he was less upbeat about the results in Scotland.

Scotland is sad, it will take us years to recover. But the party will rebuild.

John McDonnellShadow Chancellor, Labour