Scottish election results: Davidson hails Tory 100 seat surge as SNP suffers Indy backlash
After 24 of the councils had been counted, the Tories had gained 110 seats while Labour had lost 59.
The ruling SNP had lost one seat but lost others earlier while the Green Party stayed the same at three, the Independents lost 47 seats and the Lib Dems lost two.
With full results in from 24 of the 32 local authorities north of the border, the Conservatives have gained 110 seats to have a total of 196 councillors elected across the country.
The SNP – which has been in power in the Scottish Parliament for a decade – has 267 councillors, putting Nicola Sturgeon’s party down by one.
Labour has fallen to third place with 147 councillors, down by 59.
Labour has also lost overall control in two of the four Scottish councils where it had held a majority – its former stronghold of Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.
The SNP has lost its overall majority in Dundee, although it remains the largest party there with 14 councillors.