Scottish Parliament election 2021: When will each Edinburgh and Lothians constituency declare a result and when will we know whether Nicola Sturgeon has won a majority?

Scots were out voting in their thousands throughout Thursday, but unlike previous elections in a pre-coronavirus world, we could be waiting a while for the final result on who has won this election.

By Beth Murray
Friday, 7th May 2021, 11:25 am
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 6:07 pm

The count has begun and each constituency will be announcing its result in the next 48 hours; with East Lothian, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Southern, Linlothgow, Edinburgh Western and Midlothian North & Musselburgh among those expected to count during the day on Friday.

Results are due to be released from around lunchtime, with a peak expected this evening.

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Others including Midlothian South, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern & Leith, Almond Valley and Edinburgh Pentlands are expected to count during the day on Saturday, again with the results being announced from lunchtime onward.

In the Scottish Parliament election, there are 73 first-past-the-post constituencies and 56 proportional representation top-up seats chosen from eight regional lists, electing a total of 129 MSPs.

Regional MSPs are only awarded seats once all constituency contests have been decided, meaning the full make-up of Holyrood could take until Saturday evening to be certified.


Scottish Election 2021 - ballot boxes are emptied and are being counted by counters.

Here are all the constituencies expected to declare results on Friday:

•Midlothian North & Musselburgh (5.30pm)


•Edinburgh Central

Results are due to start coming in from around lunchtime on Friday.

•Edinburgh Southern

•Edinburgh Western

•East Lothian

•Aberdeen Central

Scottish Election 2021 - ballots are being counted and results are due to start coming in at around lunchtime.

•Aberdeen Donside

•Aberdeenshire East

•Airdrie & Shotts (where there is an estimated declaration time of noon)

•Angus North & Mearns (estimated time of 3.30pm)

•Argyll & Bute (5pm)

•Ayr (4pm)

•Banffshire & Buchan Coast

•Clackmannanshire & Dunblane (6pm)

•Clydebank & Milngavie

•Coatbridge & Chryston (noon)

•Cowdenbeath (1pm)

•Cunninghame North

Cunninghame South


•Dundee City West

•Eastwood (4pm)


•Roxburgh & Berwickshire (6.30pm)

•Falkirk East

•Fife North East (4pm)

Glasgow Anniesland

•Glasgow Maryhill & Springburn

•Glasgow Pollo

•Glasgow Southside

•Greenock & Inverclyde


•Larkhall & Stonehouse

•Inverness & Nairn (7pm)

•Kilmarnock & Irvine Valley (5pm)

•Kirkcaldy (1pm)


•Motherwell & Wishaw

•Na h-Eileanan an Iar

•Orkney Islands

•Paisley (6pm)

•Perthshire North

•Renfrewshire North & West


•Shetland Islands


•Strathkelvin & Bearsden


Here are all the constituencies expected to declare results on Saturday:

•Midlothian South

•Almond Valley

•Edinburgh Eastern

•Edinburgh Northern & Leith

•Edinburgh Pentlands

•Aberdeen South & Kincardine North

•Aberdeenshire West

•Angus South

•Caithness, Sutherland & Ross


•Cumnock & Doon Valley (5pm)


•Cumbernauld & Kilsyth


•Dundee City East

•Dunfermline (1pm)

•East Kilbride

•Falkirk West

•Fife Mid & Glenrothes (1pm)

•Galloway & Dumfries West

•Glasgow Cathcart

•Glasgow Kelvin

•Glasgow Provan

•Glasgow Shettleston

•Tweeddale & Lauderdale (6.30pm)

•Perthshire South & Kinross-shire

•Renfrewshire South (3pm)


•Lochaber & Badenoch

•Uddingston & Bellshill

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