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Summary

  1. All 32 councils in Scotland declare their results in full
  2. The SNP is the overall winning party but the Conservatives did well - gaining seats in areas where they had no previous track record
  3. Every mainland council is now in "no overall control" meaning coalitions and minority rule will follow
  4. Labour lose control of Glasgow City Council leaving the SNP as the biggest single party
  5. A total of 1,227 seats were contested across 353 wards

Live Reporting

By BBC reporters Scotland

All times stated are UK

  1. Results summary - SNP win most seats; Conservatives make big gains; Labour suffer big loses

    BBC Scotland's live coverage of the local election results has now ended. Follow reaction and analysis on Reporting Scotland, starting at 18:30.

  2. Post-match analysis from the Glasgow count

    Former SNP MSP Duncan Hamilton says there is marginal disappointment, perhaps, that the SNP did not get an overall majority in Glasgow, but stresses the SNP has got the most votes and seats across Scotland.

    Mr Hamilton says: "It is on any view a victory for the SNP."

    He says the story of the election in Scotland is the loss of Labour votes to the Tories.

    Former SNP MSP Duncan Hamilton, Tory MSP Adam Tomkins and Former Labour MP Tom Harris
    Image caption: Former SNP MSP Duncan Hamilton, Tory MSP Adam Tomkins and Former Labour MP Tom Harris

    Tory MSP Adam Tomkins says the Conservative gains have largely come from Labour.

    Mr Tomkins says there are now eight Tory councillors in Glasgow, up seven from one.

    He says there is no "no-go area" in Scotland for the Conservatives.

    Former Labour MP Tom Harris says he thinks the Greens will go into coalition with the SNP in Glasgow without any hesitation.

    Mr Harris says for Labour to have retreated "to a fairly firm base" and says this is "a little bit of a silver lining, but of course it is a dark cloud".

  3. What happened with your council?

    Find out what is happening in your area by using our council election results postcode search.

    Postcode seach
  4. First minister says results are 'a fantastic victory' for the SNP

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
    Image caption: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the "SNP has won this election, we've got more votes, more seats" and says it is a "clear and emphatic victory for the SNP".

    Ms Sturgeon says: "We are the largest party in all of Scotland's four biggest cities".

    She says the SNP have ended 40 years of Labour control of Glasgow City Council.

    The first minister says: "This is a fantastic victory."

    She adds that the Tory gains have come from Labour who face some "soul searching" after this election.

  5. SNP largest party in 18 councils

    The SNP has become the largest in 18 of Scotland's 32 council areas.

    No party gained majority control in any council but the SNP overthrew Labour to become the largest party in...

    • Glasgow
    • Aberdeen
    • Fife
    • North Lanarkshire
    • Renfrewshire
    • South Lanarkshire
    • West Dunbartonshire 
    • West Lothian
  6. Sturgeon says performance of SNP today is a great springboard for the general election

    The first minister says the SNP is going to emerge from this election with more votes than any other party.

    Ms Sturgeon says: "That is a pretty clear and emphatic win."

    She says the SNP have not lost ground to the Tories, saying "the question about the Tory support are questions for Labour, whose vote has collapsed". 

    Labour's John McDonnell says the election result shows the SNP surge has come to a halt and is evidence of the rejection of another independence referendum.

    Nicola Sturgeon and TV studio

    Former Conservative minister Iain Duncan Smith says the SNP put indyref2 on the table and cannot complain when it is an issue.

    Ms Sturgeon says the performance of the SNP today is a great springboard for the general election campaign.

    The first minister adds that the SNP fought the council election on local issues, but the Tories have to face up to the fact they put independence front and centre of this election and the SNP have won. 

  7. BreakingGlasgow City Council - final result

    SNP biggest party as Labour drop badly

    The SNP has become the biggest party in Scotland's largest council for the first time, as Labour slumped in Glasgow City Council.

    The SNP now has 39 seats while Labour, which had an overall majority before the election, dropped to 31.

    The Conservatives, who previously only had one seat, won eight; the Lib Dems lost the only seat they had in 2012 and the Greens increased their tally to seven.

    Note: The 2012 election saw 79 seats contested. Following boundary changes, the 2017 election had 85 seats up for grabs.

  8. Tories largest party in six councils

    The Conservatives have become the largest party in six of Scotland's 32 council areas.

    • Aberdeenshire
    • Dumfries & Galloway
    • East Renfrewshire
    • Perth & Kinross
    • Scottish Borders
    • and South Ayrshire

    In Stirling the Tories and the SNP both had nine seats.

  9. BreakingMoray Council - final result

    Tories gain on SNP

    The Conservatives gained five seats to end up just one behind the SNP on Moray Council.

    The SNP went down from 10 to nine. Independents went down from 10 to eight.

    Labour lost two seats to go from three to one.

    The council administration had been run by an Independent/Conservative coalition.

  10. Kezia Dugdale says Tories gain in Shettleston down to 'constitutional politics'

    Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale

    Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale says the Tories gain in Shettleston is down to "constitutional politics" rather than people having faith in the party's plans for public services. 

    Ms Dugdale is still hopeful that Labour can make progress in the General Election saying it will come to the fore to reject another independence referendum and focus on the "bread and butter issues".

    "Labour will do what it has always done and represent the many and not the few," she added.

  11. BreakingNorth Lanarkshire Council - final result

    SNP become biggest party as Labour slump

    The SNP are now the largest party on North Lanarkshire Council, an area where Labour had an overall majority before the election. 

    The SNP tally stands at 33 and Labour is one behind at 32.

    The Conservatives went from zero to 10 seats in a council region where they have not succeeded for years.

    Note: The 2012 election saw 70 seats being contested. Following boundary changes, the 2017 election had 77 seats up for grabs.

  12. Latest tally of councillors in Scotland.....

    Councillors
  13. Labour biggest party in just three councils

    With just Glasgow and North Lanarkshire still to declare, Labour has lost more than 100 councillors and is no longer the biggest party in former strongholds such as Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.

    Just three of Scotland's councils now have Labour as the largest party - East Lothian, Inverclyde and Midlothian. 

  14. The SNP 'has won'

  15. Kezia Dugdale says election result is 'undoubtedly disappointing'

    Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale
    Image caption: Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale

    Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says the local election results are a disappointment for her party.

    She says Labour are still topping the tables in four areas across the country.

    Ms Dugdale adds that "we have seen the constitution bite" again, with Yes versus No and a "clear rejection the length and breadth of the country of Nicola Sturgeon's plans for a second independence referendum".

    She says the Glasgow result is disappointing for the SNP as the nationalists will not get an overall majority.

    Quote Message: It is undoubtedly a disappointing result for Labour here in Scotland, not particularly a surprise though." from Kezia Dugdale Scottish Labour leader
    Kezia DugdaleScottish Labour leader
  16. BreakingSouth Lanarkshire Council - final result

    SNP biggest party as Labour lose big and Tories gain

    The SNP has become the largest party on South Lanarkshire Council having won 27 seats.

    Labour fell back to 22 and the Conservatives ended on the up with 14 seats.

    Note: The 2012 election saw 67 seats contested. Following boundary changes, the 2017 election had 64 seats up for grabs.

  17. The latest scores on the doors across the UK................

    Overall count