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Did Devolution Make a Difference? The First Post-Devolution UK Election in Scotland

The 2001 UK general election was the first to be held since the devolved Scottish parliament was established in Edinburgh in 1999. As a result the election held significant interest in Scotland even if the outcome across Britain as a whole appeared to be a foregone conclusion. The election was in fact another milestone on Scotland's devolution journey; ajourney whose destination was still far from certain.