A cracking result for the Lib Dems...
In Edinburgh, where the party may have lost as much as half its vote, the council's Lib Dem leader Jenny Dawe failed to be re-elected.
And, in the capital's Pentland Hills ward, an independent candidate dressed in a penguin suit, named Professor Pongoo, came ahead of the Lib Dems.
I had the choice of a Tory, a lib dem, a couple of Labour clones, some SNP peeps and a bunch of independents. No UKIP up this neck of the woods.