Polling stations across the country have just closed, and here in the Western Isles the counters are in place and ready to start processing the votes.

The local result is expected to be announced here in Lewis Sports Centre between 1.45am and 2am, with the regional results an hour later. 

The SNP's Alasdair Allan is hotly tipped to regain his seat, which he first won in 2007 when he wrested the constituency away from Labour's Alasdair Morrison. 

He was successful again in 2011, increasing his majority from Labour by 18.7 per cent.

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