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Election results on BBC Scotland

Election night rehearsal
Political editor Brian Taylor rehearses in the studio before the big night

BBC Scotland's general election results service will get under way when polls close at 2200 BST on Thursday.

You will be able to keep up-to-date on TV, radio and online.

A special election programme, hosted by Glenn Campbell, with Jackie Bird and Brian Taylor, will be broadcast on BBC One Scotland from 2155 BST.

Derek Bateman and Nick Rougvie will keep Radio Scotland listeners informed and a full online results service can be found at

BBC Scotland will keep its viewers, listeners and users up-to-date on key developments until a government at Westminster is formed.

Hundreds of staff will be working on programmes and output and dozens of cameras will be deployed at counts throughout Scotland.

'Extensive coverage'

Panels of politicians will give their reactions to the unfolding story on television and radio.

Experts, including Dr Peter Lynch of Stirling University and Professor Alice Brown of Edinburgh University, will be on hand to crunch the numbers and provide predictions and analysis.

Brian Taylor will offer his take on the results and will also be blogging live from the studio floor.

Results will be broadcast on all outputs and you can check what is happening in your constituency any time through our online map.

Atholl Duncan, head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, said, "Whatever the result, this looks like being the most exciting general election night for a generation.

"Our aim is to provide the most extensive coverage and analysis every minute of the way - from the polls closing on Thursday evening, till the dying embers of the debate late on Friday.

"BBC Scotland's election coverage on radio, TV and online will be the best way to follow the UK story and all the results from every corner of Scotland."



Results: Online

BBC Scotland's news website will follow the results story with minute-by-minute updates on its LIVE: Election page. Users will also be able to access a live stream of the BBC One Scotland election programme.

For key stories, pictures and video go to our Scotland news index at or our special election site at

You can also follow the unfolding story on your mobile phone.

Political editor Brian Taylor will update his blog from the studio broadcasting the live Election 2010 Scotland programme.

In addition, there will be a comprehensive results service which can be accessed here


2155 BST - 0600 BST:

Results: Television

The Election 2010 Scotland programme - on BBC One Scotland - will be broadcast live from BBC Scotland's HQ in Glasgow and be presented by Glenn Campbell, with political editor Brian Taylor and co-presenter Jackie Bird.

Results, analysis and comment will come from guests and experts in the studio and at counts across Scotland. Professor Alice Brown of Edinburgh University will be on hand to offer her expert opinion and a panel of politicians will be giving their reactions as the results come in.

0730 BST - 0800 BST: Continuing on BBC One Scotland, broadcaster David Henderson will host a half-hour election special as the story emerges at breakfast-time.

Reporting Scotland, hosted by Sally Magnusson, will pick up the TV baton at lunchtime and the team will be broadcasting later at 1830 BST.

2300 BST - 2330 BST: Newsnight Scotland, on BBC2 Scotland, will be on air to analysis the day's results and what they will mean for Scotland and the UK.


2200 BST - 0600 BST:

Sally McNair
Results: Radio

Broadcasters Derek Bateman and Nick Rougvie will present Radio Scotland's election programme which is available on 92-95 FM; 810 MW and on digital.

Reporters will be at counts from Kirkwall to Dumfries and expert analysis will come from Dr Peter Lynch of Stirling University. A panel of politicians will also be on hand to react to the results as they come in.

0600 BST - 0845 BST: The Good Morning Scotland team, with presenters Gary Robertson and Isabel Fraser, will continue telling the unfolding story. Number crunching and analysis will be provided by political expert Gerry Hassan and representatives from the political parties will be giving their reactions.

0845 BST - 1000 BST: The "Call Kaye" show will be dominated by reaction to the results.

1000 BST - 1200 BST: The Newsdrive programme team will host an Election Special with further reaction and analysis.

1215 BST - 1300 BST: Political editor Brian Taylor will host his Friday Big Debate at BBC Scotland's Glasgow HQ.

1315 BST - 1800 BST: The Newsdrive team will be back on air with a second Election Special.

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