The SNP appear on course to end Labour’s stranglehold on Aberdeen in what would be a historic shift in power in the north-east.
Sources at the city count at the Robert Gordon University in Garthdee have described the result in Aberdeen North as a “landslide” for the Nationalists.
Labour is defending a majority of more than 8,000 in a seat that they have held since the 1930s.
Both sides are saying the race for Aberdeen South, where Dame Anne Begg has been MP since 1997, is a lot tighter.
But one Labour source admitted it was not looking good for his party, while SNP activists at the count are quietly confident that former council leader Callum McCaig can win the seat.
The SNP finished in fourth place in 2010 in Aberdeen South, with just 11.9% of the vote.