A total of 69 prospective MPs will battle it out for the chance to represent the north and north-east in the next Westminster parliament.
The deadline for nominations in the most unpredictable election in recent memory closed at 4pm yesterday.
Famous names such as Alex Salmond, Danny Alexander and Charles Kennedy were joined on the lists by others that will be less well known, including three independents.
At least a fifth of the candidates listed addresses that were not in the constituency where they were standing.
However, the true number was not known last night as Aberdeenshire Council did not publish addresses for the three seats in its area.
Two of the 12 MPs for the north and north-east in the last parliament are stepping down – Sir Malcolm Bruce in Gordon and Frank Doran in Aberdeen North – with the other 10 all seeking re-election.
Ukip had aimed to field candidates in every seat in Scotland – but will only contest nine of the dozen in the area.
Nigel Farage’s party did not find anyone to represent them in Banff and Buchan – despite it being named as Scotland’s most Eurosceptic constituency in an academic study last year.
However, Caroline Santos and her daughter Emily Santos will both be representing Ukip in the region, with the pair standing in Argyll and Bute, and Gordon respectively.
The Scottish Green Party has candidates in five of the 12, while there are two representatives from the Scottish Christian Party, one from the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, and one from the National Front.
Banff and Buchan has the fewest candidates in the area, with just four, while there are seven-way contests in four of the seats.
The region is playing host to two of the most high-profile battles in the UK – Mr Salmond’s attempt to return to Westminster in Gordon, and Mr Alexander’s bid to hold onto Inverness.
Opinion polls have suggested that the SNP could take all of the northern Scotland seats except Orkney and Shetland, previously held by Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael.
Another hung parliament has also been widely tipped.
The country goes to the polls on May 7.