The SNP candidate managed to win the vacant council seat in Edinburgh. But he scraped in at the last round, emulating Ed Milliband's victory in the Labour leadership competition. Not the comparison the SNP want, but a win nevertheless.
But considering only 3,500 odd people voted, it's not going to set the heather alight.
As for the Lib Dems........anyone who wishes to represent the Monster Raving Looney Party against them, please do, as you will repeat history by stuffing them into last place. Screaming Lord Sutch would be most satisfied.