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The Scottish Parliament Elections 2016: The story so far

The SNP look set to win the Scottish election Photo: PA

It was business as usual for the local councils in the South of Scotland and a busy night for those counting the votes.

Galloway and West Dumfries, and Ettrick, Roxburgh & Berwickshire remain a Conservative stronghold while Dumfriesshire gained the Conservative power, knocking Labour off it's 17-year-old seat. At this time, results from the Kelso count have not been announced.

Across the rest of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon declared the SNP has "made history" by winning a third term in government at Holyrood.

While the results of many seats are still to be announced, the First Minister said it is "now beyond doubt" that her party has won the election.

The results put the Scottish Conservatives on track to become the major opposition for the SNP, as Labour lose seats and slip into third position.

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