Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has congratulated David Mundell following his appointment as Secretary of State for Scotland.
It was announced this afternoon (Monday) that the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP will take up the Scotland Office role following a series of cabinet appointments.
The only Conservative MP in Scotland Mr Mundell has previously served as a Scotland Office minister.
Ruth Davidson said: “First let me give my heartiest congratulations to David on being made Secretary of State for Scotland.
“I am absolutely delighted at the decision by the Prime Minister to promote him.
“At a momentous time in our politics we need calm and experienced leadership, and that is exactly what David will bring to this post.
“Having worked extensively across both Holyrood and Westminster he is quite simply the right man for the job.”