The SNP have a 30% lead over Labour ahead of the 2016 Holyrood election, according to a new poll.

A YouGov poll for The Times shows the SNP are currently on track to take 51 seats in next year's Scottish Parliament election, with Labour trailing behind with 21.

The Conservatives are on course to win 19 seats while the Liberal Democrats securing five.

The SNP, who won 51 seats in the Westminster 2015 election, launched their party conference in Aberdeen today.

The poll was carried out between October 9 and 13 2015 by YouGov for The Times.