Image copyright Getty/PA/ReutersScotland's political leaders have paid tribute to people working over the holidays in their Christmas messages. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited a community cafe in Glasgow and hailed those "thinking about and helping others". Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson thanked armed forces personnel and organisations like the Samaritans.

Image copyright Getty/PA/ReutersScotland's political leaders have paid tribute to people working over the holidays in their Christmas messages. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited a community cafe in Glasgow and hailed those "thinking about and helping others". Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson thanked armed forces personnel and organisations like the Samaritans.

Theresa May and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (left) at the launch of the Scottish Conservatives’ manifesto in Edinburgh.

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Theresa May and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (left) at the launch of the Scottish Conservatives’ manifesto in Edinburgh.

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The Scottish Conservatives will be the second largest party at Holyrood following a night of significant gains. After results from the regional lists were returned, the Tories ended up with 31 seats - 32 behind the SNP on 63. Scottish Labour won 24 seats, the Scottish Greens six and the Lib Dems five. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson celebrated after she won the Edinburgh Central seat from the Nationalists.

Tories beat Labour to be second party

The Scottish Conservatives will be the second largest party at Holyrood following a night of significant gains. After results from the regional lists were returned, the Tories ended up with 31 seats - 32 behind the SNP on 63. Scottish Labour won 24 seats, the Scottish Greens six and the Lib Dems five. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson celebrated after she won the Edinburgh Central seat from the Nationalists.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson says the SNP'S referendum call does not reflect the will of the Scottish people.

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The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has been forced to postpone her lesbian wedding after her dog was hit by a car.

Scottish Tory leader says she can't afford wedding after her dog is struck by car

Theresa May tells Scottish Conservative leader that a deal with DUP will not impact on LGBTI rights.

Davidson given DUP gay rights assurance

Theresa May tells Scottish Conservative leader that a deal with DUP will not impact on LGBTI rights.

Nick Clegg blasts Scottish Conservatives' claim to be defenders of the Union ahead of Scottish election (From Herald Scotland)

THE former LibDem leader says the Tories have intentionally fostered discord between Scotland and England for their own political advantage.

The Duke of Edinburgh and Ken Macintosh (left), Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, look on as the Queen meets Nicola Sturgeon (third right), Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (second right) and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale (right) in Edinburgh

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The Duke of Edinburgh and Ken Macintosh (left), Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, look on as the Queen meets Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale in Edinburgh July

Conservatives On Track to Gain Eight Westminser Seats in Scotland

The Conservative Party is on track to win eight Scottish seats in the general election as the party opens up a ten-point lead over Labour

THE newly elected leader of Scottish Labour has also been named as leader of the Scottish Conservatives.

THE newly elected leader of Scottish Labour has also been named as leader of the Scottish Conservatives.

Theresa May has said that preserving the union is at the heart of government policy and a "personal priority", as she set out her case for Scotland remaining in the UK.  She said there was "no economic case for breaking up the United Kingdom," and that she would ensure more powers are devolved to Scotland after Brexit.  Speaking at the Scottish Conservative conference in Glasgow, she also accused the SNP government of "tunnel-vision nationalism wh...

Theresa May says 'no economic case' for breaking up United Kingdom

Peers urge PM not to pay divorce bill if no Brexit deal is agreed

The leader of the Scottish Conservative party Ruth Davidson has announced her engagement to her girlfriend Jen Wilson.    The 37-year-old politician, who is tipped to be a potential successor to David Cameron, proposed to her while the pair were away for the weekend.

Ruth Davidson just got engaged

The leader of the Scottish Conservative party Ruth Davidson has announced her engagement to her girlfriend Jen Wilson.& & The politician, who is tipped to be a potential successor to David Cameron, proposed to her while the pair were away for the weekend.

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Ruth Davidson, politician, Scottish Conservatives leader

When Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson took the piss out of every other…

When Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson took the piss out of every other politician in the UK.

When Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson took the piss out of every other…

LABOUR'S plan for more powers for Holyrood, which was supposed to lead to a cross-party deal on greater devolution in the event of a No vote, has been dismissed as "incoherent, unworkable and confused" by the chairman of the Scottish Conservatives. via  Herald Scotland

Pro-Union MSPs make pledge to increase powers for Scotland in the event of a No vote via the Scotlsman

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