Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon concedes indyref2 a factor in the election
  2. The SNP ends the night with 35 seats, the Tories have 13, Labour 7 and the Lib Dems 4
  3. Former SNP leader Alex Salmond and the SNP's Deputy leader Angus Robertson lose their seats to the Conservatives
  4. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson says the result shows indyref2 "is dead"
  5. Election ends in hung Parliament: Conservatives set for 319 seats, Labour 261
  6. Tories to form UK government with DUP to 'provide certainty' and keep country 'safe'

Live Reporting

By BBC Scotland News

All times stated are UK

That's all from this Scottish election live coverage

Tory revival in Scotland - in graphics

The Scottish Conservatives have had their best performance in Scotland since 1983

1983
BBC Sport
1987
BBC
1992
BBC
1997
BBC
2001
BBC
2005
BBC
2010
BBC
2015
BBC
2017
BBC
tory map
BBC

Dugdale: Corbyn put forward a fantastic manifesto

Labour in Scotland increased their representation from a single MP to seven.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale told Rpeorting Scotland: "What Jeremy Corbyn put forward was a fantastic manifesto that has the potential to transform this country.

"I still think we have a chance of that.

"The prime minister called this election because she wanted a majoirty and a mandate. She has failed to get that. I think she should resign."

Kezia Dugdale
BBC

Ruth Davidson: 'I want assurances over DUP and gay rights'

Davidson spoke to PM over DUP gay rights concern

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has told Reporting Scotland that she has sought "categoric" assurance from Theresa May that any deal the Tory party make with the DUP in Northern Ireland will not affect the rights of gay and lesbian people in the rest of the UK.

Prime Minister Theresa May failed to achieve a majority of seats in the House of Commons and will be looking to the DUP for support. The party is extremely conservative on moral issues and Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is not allowed.

On Friday afternoon, Ms Davidson pointedly tweeted a reference to a lecture she gave in Belfast last year in which she talked of her own same-sex relationship and her desire to marry her Irish Catholic partner.

View more on twitter

She told Reporting Scotland: "I spoke with the prime minister this evening. I was fairly straightforward with her.

"I told her there was a number of things that count to me more than party, one of them is country and one of the others is LGBTi rights.

"I asked for a categoric assurance that if any deal was done with the DUP there would be absolutely no rescission of LGBTi rights in the rest of the UK, in Great Britain, and that we would try to use any influence that we had to advance LGBTi rights in Northern Ireland."

I told her [Theresa May] there was a number of things that count to me more than party, one of them is country and one of the others is LGBTi rights

Ruth Davidson

Many independence supporters 'liked what Corbyn was saying'

Dundee East SNP MP Stewart Hosie told Reporting Scotland there were many reasons why the SNP lost votes - not just the prospect of another independence referendum.

He said: "The late surge to Labour - many indepence supporters liked many of the things Jeremy Corbyn was saying.

"So I think the Tories would be very wrong to think that every single non-SNP vote was necessarily a vote against independence."

Tory should not tell us what to do on indyref says Hosie

SNP's Hosie says independence might have motivated Unionist vote

Theresa May is paying the price for a "monumental act of self-indulgence and folly", the SNP's Stewart Hosie told Reporting Scotland.

In terms of what happened to the SNP, Mr Hosie said it was diappointing to lose so many talented MPs.

Responding to Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson's demand that a second independence referendum be "taken of the table", the Dundee East MP said she was "overplaying her hand".

He said: "I think it would be wrong for any party leader, particularly one whose party did not win the election, to try to stop the Scottish people deciding on their future, now or at any time in the future."

Will Nicola Sturgeon abandon independence? Absolutely not

Brian Taylor

BBC Scotland Political Editor

"Will Nicola Sturgeon abandon independence as a political objective? Absolutely not. Behave yourself.

"She still yearns for independence and believes that a referendum is the appropriate route to pursue.

"She may have to modify or adapt the zeal with which she demands a relatively early independence referendum, at the close of the Brexit period.

"It is a question of momentum. Indyref2 may not be dead but it is certainly ailing."

Scotland's political map - before and after

map
BBC
This is the Scottish political map before Thursday's vote
map
BBC
This is the new political map of Scotland. The Tories have dominated the large rural seats in the South of Scotland.

Who are Scotland's new MPs?

After Thursday's election 22 new MPs will be making their way to the benches of Westminster.

Find out who they are here

kirstene hair
BBC

News and analysis of Scotland's election result

Jackie Bird in Westminster
BBC
Jackie Bird presents live from Westminster

Watch Reporting Scotland live on BBC iplayer

How many votes did each party get?

The SNP won 35 seats in Scotland and polled 977,569 votes. This was down from 2015 when it got 1,454,436 votes - or pretty much exactly half of all the votes cast. This time the SNP vote share was 36.9%.

The Conservatives got 13 seats and 757,949 votes this time. In 2015 they got 434,097 votes and just one seat. Their share of the vote went up from 14.9% of the Scots who voted to 28.6%, almost double.

Labour only added about 10,000 voters in Scotland. In 2015 they got 707,147 votes and this time they polled 717,007. Their share of the vote rose from 24.3% to 27.1% but their seats went up from one to seven.

The Lib Dems dropped about 40,000 votes from 219,675 to 179,061 but they also increased their number of seats - from one to four.

The Greens slumped from 39,205 to just 5,886 - but this was mainly because they only stood in three constituencies.

UKIP dropped from 47,078 to 5,302.

Intrriguingly, while the SNP came second in 24 seats and Labour were the runner-up in 25 seats, the Scottish Tories were only second in 9 seats.

SNP leadership 'delusional' says Sillars

Former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars said the SNP leadership was "delusional" if they thought last night's election result was a win for them.

He told BBC Scotland's Newsdrive: "They should have done a lot better. There is a difference between arithmetic and political reality. Arithmetically taking the most seats is not a political victory.

"Once they went below 40, in my view that is a political defeat."

jim sillars
BBC

The veteran independence campaigner added: "The quicker the party leadership realises it is a political defeat the better.

"They will start to think 'what went wrong and how do we fix it?'."

He said Nicola Sturgeon was too quick after Brexit to jump in and start calling for a second independence referendum without learning the lessons of the 2014 campaign.

The SNP 'lost momentum' says Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

BBC Scotland Political Editor

"The SNP won the election as arithmetic and Nationalists will repeatedly reminds us.

"But they lost votes everywhere in Scotland. They lost 21 seats and they markedly lost momentum.

"They lost ground on the body politic in Scotland, particularly perhaps with regard to the question of independence and a further referendum, which Nicola Sturgeon herself concedes was one of the factors in play in costing them votes in these particular elections."

Theresa May 'blew it because she's useless' says Fraser Nelson

Spectator editor Fraser Nelson, normally a supporter of Conservative politics was scathing about Theresa May when he appeared on BBC Scotland's Newsdrive.

He said: "I'm struggling to think of any historical precedent where such a mistake was made.

"David Cameron needed to have the EU referendum to get past his party.

"No-one forced Theresa May to have this general election, she chose to and she chose to make it all about herself because she wanted greater control over her own party and her own Cabinet.

She [Theresa May] blew it because she is no good at campaigning and she didn't realise how useless she is

Fraser Nelson

"It was all 'me, me, me, Theresa May's Conservatives, Theresa May's candidates'.

"I think the public got the impression they were being roped into a Coronation and not everyone was wild about that.

"It is amazing to think that Theresa May started from a position of strength but she gambled it and she blew it.

"She blew it because she is no good at campaigning and she didn't realise how useless she is.

"She is very much culpable for inflicting huge damage on her party and making her government far less strong and far less stable."

Young people have made a big difference

It is estimated that turnout among 18-24 year olds was more than 70% yesterday. Youth turnout had been in steady decline since the 90s.

Election expert Prof Michael Keating told BBC Scotland: "We are seeing right across Europe an increasing interest in politics by young people because they feel that they are losing out. There are big generational conflicts over things like the distribution of resources.

"We know that in many European there is this new social movement, a massive awakening of interest. In other countries it tends to go to new parties but in this country it has gone to the Labour party.

"This is very significant. Had this occurred before the EU referendum the result could have been quite different because young people were strongly in favour of Remain, it was just that most of them didn't vote."

Scottish Liberal Democrats considering going to court over North East Fife result

The Scottish Liberal Democrats are considering going to court over the general election result in North East Fife.

SNP MP Stephen Gethins won the seat by only two votes.

Scottish Lib Dem sources say there were multiple recounts which saw them winning until the final count which went in the SNP's favour.

They say a court may rule that the election should be re-run and that they're convinced they could win.

Hammond, Rudd, Johnson, Davis and Fallon to stay on

The following Cabinet posts have been confirmed by No 10:

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer - Philip Hammond
  • Home Secretary - Amber Rudd
  • Foreign Secretary - Boris Johnson
  • Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union - David Davis
  • Defence Secretary - Sir Michael Fallon

Gimme five.....oh

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went to give a jubilant high-five to his shadow foreign secretary - but got more than he bargained for.

View more on twitter

SNP MP says there is a 'cast iron mandate' for indyref2

BBC Radio Scotland

SNP MP Kirsty Blackman tells Newsdrive that she is sad to lose a number of her colleagues, like Angus Robertson and Alex Salmond saying she is "gutted to lose them".

Ms Blackman, who successfully defended her Aberdeen North seat albeit with her vote down more than 15%, says there has been a real squeeze in the vote benefiting Labour and the Tories.

She says she does not think the vote was linked to indyref2 at all, although she says the Tories did run their campaign on that issue.

Ms Blackman says going forward Nicola Sturgeon will be making statements over the weekend on indyref2.

She says there is a "cast iron mandate" for indyref2 due to the Holyrood election last year.

106-year-old turned away without a vote

Win Hawkins
TAMZIN POWELL

Name error thwarts a lifelong voter who witnessed the suffragette movement.

Read more here.

PM to 'reflect on the future'

General election 2017: PM to 'reflect on the future'

Theresa May apologised to Conservative candidates who lost their seats in the general election.

Labour 'a real threat to Nicola Sturgeon and a real threat to the SNP'

BBC Radio Scotland

Former Labour MP Margaret Curran says: "This is one of our better results."

The issues of the independence referendum and the argument of "get on with the day job" are what she thinks were reflected in the vote.

Ms Curran says there is a frustration with constitutional politics and she says Jeremy Corbyn managed to pull together a united Labour campaign.

She says: "We're back here and we're arguing good effective politics, which is a real threat to Nicola Sturgeon and a real threat to the SNP."

May 'to reflect' on voters' verdict

Asked if the public could be certain Mrs May's government could last for five years, the prime minister said it was important to "to have a government that can take the [Brexit] negotiations through".

I obviously wanted a different result last night and I am sorry for all those colleagues who lost their seats who didn't deserve to lose and of course I will reflect on what has happened."

'You've seen Ruth Davidson's performance keeping the Tories in Downing Street'

BBC Radio Scotland

Former head of communications for the Scottish Conservatives, Andy Mcivor says the fascinating thing is that the Scottish Tories are on the surge and English Tories are on the slide.

"You've seen Ruth Davidson's performance keeping the Tories in Downing Street," he says.

He says Ruth Davidson is probably one of the top two or three people in the Tory party in terms of influence nationwide.

Mr Mcivor says Ms Davidson has already effectively said "get us back into the single market" and "look what i've achieved, I've just killed independence".

May: Brexit negotiations to begin on time

Theresa May
bbc

Mrs May once again stressed that Brexit negotiations with the European Union would begin in 10 days' time, as planned.

She said it was "incumbent" on her, as the leader of the largest party, to form a government in the "national interest". She said the UK needed a government that could "take forward a plan into the negotiations".

As we are the party that won the most seats and most votes, we are the only party that can do that."

The SNP 'have come down with a big thump' says former adviser

BBC Radio Scotland

Former adviser to the SNP Andy Collier says the election result is "kind of bitter sweet, although perhaps more bitter than sweet".

Mr Collier says the sweet was it is still a good result with the SNP still a major force at Westminster.

However he says "it's all about trajectory and they've come down, they have come down with a big thump and have lost their two biggest Westminster figures in Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson".

The journalist says the SNP will have to look at their indyref2 policy and where that goes.

'Theresa May is prime minister, there is no job vacancy, so yes I do'

BBC Radio Scotland

Newsdrive's Laura Maxwell asks Ross Thomson, who won Aberdeen South for the Conservatives, if he still has faith in Theresa May.

Mr Thomson says: "Theresa May is prime minister, there is no job vacancy, so yes I do."

He says in Scotland this is the best result the Tories have had since 1983 and he asks who would have thought David Mundell would be joined by 12 colleagues at Westminster.

Mr Thomson says in Aberdeen South there was a ""real sense of anger" about indyref2 and he says "when we said 'No' in 2014 we really meant it".

He says this is a "bit of a reality check for the first minister".

BreakingTheresa May 'sorry' for MPs who lost seats

Prime Minister Theresa May has told the BBC she is "very sorry" for Conservative MPs who lost their seats in yesterday's election.

She said she "obviously wanted a different result" an would reflect on "what has happened".

High praise indeed..............

'We lived off scorched earth in the past'

BBC Radio Scotland

Former Lib Dem leader Lord Menzies Campbell
BBC

Former Lib Dem leader Lord Menzies Campbell says he is disappointed to lose Nick Clegg who put his "heart and soul" into the European argument.

Lord Campbell says the general election has "undoubtedly weakened" Theresa May.

Of his own party, he says "we lived off scorched earth in the past" and it's a long way to come back from 2015.

He says "It could take us ten years to get back to where we were in 2010" but that this is a "step on the way".

'The union is our guiding star' - DUP

'The union is our guiding star' - DUP's Arlene Foster

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to work with Theresa May "at this time of great challenge."