The new delegation of 56 Scottish Nationalist MPs arrived at Westminster today to make "Scotland's voice heard".
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said her MPs would be "the principled opposition" to the Conservative government.
ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler reports:
Nicola Sturgeon presented the SNP's delegation of 56 MPs to Parliament and vowed to hold a face to face meeting with David Cameron soon.Read the full story ›
Scotland's First Minister has insisted David Cameron has "no right" to rule out a second independence referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon said she was "not planning" to hold another such ballot but refused to rule it out - claiming it was up to the people of Scotland to decide.
The SNP leader told ITV's Loose Women: "We had that debate and that vote last year, and Scotland, against my better efforts, opted to stay part of the United Kingdom, to stay part of the Westminster system
She added: "I'm not planning another referendum. Why I stop short of saying I absolutely guarantee it is the same reason I don't think David Cameron has got any right to rule it out.
"Whether there is another referendum or not is really down to what people in Scotland want, there can't be another referendum unless people vote for it.
Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted there will not be another referendum on Scottish independence - and said the SNP was not pushing for one.
In an interview with Channel 4 News, he said he was "very confident" he would not be the last UK Prime Minister.
We had a referendum. Respect and trust should be at the heart of our system and that's what we did and Scotland voted emphatically to stay in the United Kingdom which I think was an affirmation of what a great country this is.
There isn't going to be another referendum. We had the referendum and the SNP aren't pushing for another referendum actually, Nicola Sturgeon said that vote in the general election was not about another referendum.
Now what we need to do is bring the United Kingdom together. We are going to do that by delivering the devolution settlement in Wales, delivering the devolution settlement in Scotland, keeping all the pledges that were made.
Nicola Sturgeon says it is time for "an alternative approach" as the SNP's newly-elected MPs prepare for a photocall to celebrate their win.Read the full story ›
Nicola Sturgeon's SNP exceeded even their own private expectations with last night's result.
The won 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland with almost exactly 50% of the vote - meaning half the country doesn't support them. Can they unite a divided country?
ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler reports from Edinburgh:
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said her party bears no responsibility for the Conservatives being returned to power as a majority government.
Arriving in London for the VE Day 70th anniversary events, Ms Sturgeon said results south of the border had determined the election outcome.
The SNP fought a campaign in Scotland and the people of Scotland have put their trust in us. It was Labour's job to beat the Conservatives in England and Labour hasn't come close to doing that.
Even if Labour had won all of the seats that they held in Scotland they still wouldn't have beaten the Conservatives. We had the shadow chancellor losing his seat (and) Labour failing to take the seats that they had to do.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has blamed three reasons for his party's failure to hold on to seats amid the SNP's landslide surge in Scotland.
Mr Murphy lost his East Renfrewshire seat as his party's Westminster representation north of the border was all but wiped out and surveyed the wreckage of the night before at a press conference this morning.
Nicola Sturgeon has said that SNP's job "is to stand up for Scotland against the Conservatives."
The nationalists, who won just six seats in 2010, have soared to 56 seats as Labour's support north of the border suffered a massive collapse.
Our job is to stand up for Scotland against the Conservatives.
I didn't want to see a Conservative Government, Labour were unable to beat the Conservatives in England, I think that makes it even more important that we have a strong team of SNP MPs to fight Scotland's corner and to stand up for Scotland and that's what we plan to do.