Scottish Secretary David Mundell has hailed a "seismic change" in politics politics north of the border after an election night which looks set to put the Conservatives as the official opposition.
The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP praised Scotland's Tory leader Ruth Davidson for pushing the party into second place ahead of Labour.
He said the results were "good for Scotland, good for the Scottish Parliament".
Ruth has demonstrated throughout this campaign that she is the one politician that can go toe-to-toe with Nicola Sturgeon, that she can stand up to demands for a second referendum.
She can also scrutinise the SNP and make sure they deliver on promises they have made on health, on education, and I think by doing that we will get better government and that will be good for everyone in Scotland. It will be a seismic change in Scottish politics that the Scottish Conservatives are the second party in the Scottish Parliament.
I was a candidate back in those first elections in 1999, it would have been incredible to think the Scottish Conservatives could have finished ahead of Labour and be the official opposition.
It demonstrates that Ruth has transformed our party in Scotland, taken it forward and given us, I hope, a very significant role in the next Scottish Parliament.
21-year-old Ross Greer has been elected as the youngest-ever Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), representing the Green Party.
Labour is facing a disastrous election night in Scotland, with the party in danger of finishing third behind the SNP and the Conservatives.