Plus: The move to monthly bin collections in Stirling is unjustified, given the high Council Tax that residents pay.
In vino veritas: talking to voters in pubs usually works. We saw how four of these five contests could be expected to play out.
There are so many marginal seats here that a small shift either way could dramatically change the race – but at present, the SNP look on track for a good night.
In this marginal seat there is as yet no sign of an SNP surge, and they may just be losing support to Labour too.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
As the SNP have a terrible night, the Tories post their best seat total north of the border since 1983.
Plus: shortlists for Middlesbrough South and Wakefield; and, new selections and nominations in key target seats across the country.
We have genuine hopes to be the lead party in a new administration.
Perhaps. But it’s hard to see where a significant Tory breakthrough is going to come from in time for next May.