SNP SWEEP TO HISTORIC LANDSLIDE VICTORY

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The Scottish National Party swept to a majoirity of seats in the election for the Scottish Parliament held 5th May with an unprecedented 69 seats, giving it a majority position against opposition parties. In the South of Scotland, four constituency seats were won first past the post, however none in the Borders, Dumfriesshire or Galloway and West Dumfries.  A further four list MSPs won places in the new parliament to represent those areas: Aileen McLeod, Dave Berry, Joan McAlpine and Paul Wheelhouse.