Scottish Labour elects new leader
Johann Lamont has been elected as the new Scottish Labour leader and immediately warned her party of the "scale of the challenge" it faces if it is to be returned to power again.
Ms Lamont said it was a "huge privilege" for her to succeed Iain Gray - who quit in the wake of the Scottish National Party's landslide victory in May's Holyrood elections.
But she added: "If there is anything which dwarfs the scale of that privilege it is the scale of the challenge which faces us if we are to get the chance to serve Scotland again."
An opinion poll earlier this month put support for Labour in Scotland at just 26%, compared to 51% for the Scottish National Party,
Ms Lamont, who had been Mr Gray's deputy leader, said: "I want to change Scotland. But the only way we can change Scotland is by changing the Scottish Labour Party."
The former teacher is now the first ever leader of Scottish Labour, with her predecessors having been head of the MSP group at Holyrood. An internal review of the party after May's election defeat means Ms Lamont will lead the whole of the party in Scotland.
She won two of the three sections in Labour's electoral college system, securing most support from elected parliamentarians and amongst members of unions and other affiliated bodies.
Rival candidate and fellow MSP Ken Macintosh won more than 50% of the votes from individual party members.
After the first round of counting Ms Lamont had 51.77% of the votes, putting her ahead of Mr Macintosh, with 40.28% and Glasgow South MP Tom Harris, who came in third with 7.95%.
That result meant there was no need to count second or third preferences.