Glasgow South is set to turn its back on Labour for the first time since the constituency was formed, as the onwards march of the SNP continues to reverberate across Scotland.

Since 2005, Labour's Tom Harris has strolled to victory with enormous majorities ahead of a lowly SNP.

But support for Nicola Sturgeon's party has exploded north of the border, galvanised by nationalists who hope a vote for the SNP is ultimately a vote for another referendum to break away from the union.

Candidate Stewart McDonald assured IBTimes UK that the election was not a re-run of September's referendum and that the party was wining support for it's message of anti-austerity.

We looked at how the SNP has surged ahead of its main rival and how other candidates are preparing for damage limitation.