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