Ruth Davidson: Professional and personal changes prompt resignation with a 'heavy heart'
Ruth Davidson has quit as Scottish Conservative leader "with a heavy heart".
She said leading the Tories in Holyrood - the job which she took on in November 2011 - had been the "privilege of my life".
But as she formally resigned as leader, Ms Davidson - who had campaigned for Remain in the 2016 European referendum - cited the "conflict" she had felt over Brexit.
She also said that "work has always come first" over the past eight years, but the arrival of her son Finn last October meant she now wants to make a "different choice".