Counting is under way to find out who has been voted in to represent the people of Dundee and Central Scotland for the next five years.
Voters across the region went to the polls to vote on Thursday.
By early afternoon on Friday in Dundee 12 seats had been announced for SNP, eight for labour and one Independent and one Lib Dem.
Early indications from the count at Dundee International Sports Centre showed a SNP stronghold was expected for the city.
But results showed Dundee generally had recorded a particularly low turnout with some polling stations recording a turnout of less than 20%.
There are 29 seats in Dundee to be won.
Previously the seats were split 14 SNP, 8 Labour, 3 Conservative, 2 Lib Dem and 2 Independent.
Elsewhere early results from Angus showed nine seats for SNP, five Independent, two Conservative, one Labour.
At Perth and Kinross there were 15 seats for SNP, nine Conservative, four Independent, four for Lib Dems and one for Labour.
Polling stations across Fife, Angus and Perth and Kinross also recorded low turn-outs with the average being between 25% and 35%.
In Stirling results were declared in full around lunch time on Friday.
The city was one of the first councils in Scotland to declare results in full.
The SNP now has nine councillors, up by two, and Labour remains on eight.
Four Conservative councillors were elected, the same as before, and one Green was voted in.
Three Liberal Democrats were elected in 2007 but the party now has no councillors in the local authority.
Inverclyde Council has also returned all of its councillors, with Labour winning half of the authority's elected representatives.
It now has 10 councillors, compared with six for the SNP, two for the Liberal Democrats and one for the Tories. One independent councillor was also elected.
In Clackmannanshire Council - Scotland's smallest local authority - both Labour and the SNP had eight councillors voted in. Voters also elected one Conservative councillor and one independent.
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