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.
Nicola Sturgeon has joined newly-elected SNP MPs today as the party marks its historic landslide general election victory in Scotland.
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.
The SNP won six seats back in 2010 but Alex Salmond said their overwhelming victory five years on shows the 'Scottish lion has roared'.