These are the faces of the 56 SNP MPs who will head to Westminster following the party’s landslide victory.
Just two days after the historic results were revealed, the nationalists gathered their members for a photocall with party leader Nicola Sturgeon.
She has insisted Scotland will no longer be “sidelined or ignored” at Westminster after her party won an unprecedented 56 seats in the general election, sending political shockwaves across the UK.
The First Minister said the landslide victory – which saw the SNP claim all but three of the constituencies north of the border – had given the nationalists a “mandate on a scale unprecedented for any political party, not just in Scotland but right across the UK”.
Half of those who voted in Scotland backed the SNP on Thursday, with the party winning 1,454,436 votes across the country.
While that has resulted in a record number of nationalist MPs at Westminster, it remains unclear how much influence they will be able to exert after David Cameron’s Conservatives won a shock majority government.
But as she gathered with her group of MPs, Ms Sturgeon said they would now be pressing for an end to austerity.
She insisted: “Our message to Westminster is simple, our message to the politicians of the other parties at Westminster is this one – no longer will Scotland be sidelined or ignored in Westminster.
“Our voice will be heard. Our interests will be protected.”
The First Minister, whose party had had just six MPs after the 2010 election, stated: “Scotland has given the SNP a mandate on a scale unprecedented for any political party, not just in Scotland but right across the UK.
“We will use that mandate to speak up for and protect the interests of Scotland.
“Let us be very clear, the people of Scotland on Thursday voted for an SNP manifesto which had ending austerity as its number one priority, and that is the priority that these men and women will now take to the very heart of the Westminster agenda.”
Ms Sturgeon said: “After Thursday, and as I told the Prime Minister when I spoke to him yesterday, it simply cannot be and it will not be business as usual when it comes to Westminster’s dealing with Scotland.”