Voters heading to the polls for Shetland by-election
The resignation of Tavish Scott has led to the the first ever Holyrood by-election in Shetland.
Voters are heading to the polls to pick Shetland's new MSP.
Ten candidates are all vying to replace veteran MSP Tavish Scott for the role, including four independent candidates
Polling stations open at 7am on Thursday and close at 10pm, but anyone who is already in line at this time will still be allowed to vote.
- Johan Adamson (Scottish Labour)
- Brydon Goodlad (Scottish Conservatives)
- Stuart Martin (Ukip)
- Debra Nicolson (Scottish Greens)
- Ian Scott (Independent)
- Michael Stout (Independent)
- Peter Tait (Independent)
- Ryan Thomson (Independent)
- Tom Wills (SNP)
- Beatrice Wishart (Scottish Liberal Democrats)
Shetland has always been a Lib Dem seat with Tavish Scott being one of only five MSPs who have represented the same constituency since the parliament was established in 1999.
The MSP - who led his party between 2008 and 2011 - resigned in July to take up a post at Scottish Rugby.
His departure has triggered the first ever Holyrood by-election in the Shetland Islands, and the first such by-election in Scotland since 2017.
The result is due in the early hours of Friday.