Scotland in the present day is sort of totally different from the nation that voted to remain in the United Kingdom in 2014 — but that doesn’t essentially mean it’s any nearer to independence.
What has modified? Scotland is not a member of the European Union; it’s suffering the results of a worldwide pandemic; and households are more and more pessimistic about the way forward for their financial system. It’s on this context that the Scottish Nationwide Get together seeks a majority it hopes will deliver Scots nearer to a second independence referendum.
Here’s how the nation has advanced between the indyref and Thursday’s election, in figures and charts.
Cornelius Hirsch and Giovanna Coi contributed reporting.