Ruth Davidson has praised the Prime Minister for her “hard work,” “resilience” and “dignity” after she announced her resignation on Friday.
Theresa May bowed to pressure from her own party and named June 7 as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader.
The Scottish Conservative leader tweeted: “The Prime Minister has always put country before party and, by announcing her resignation and setting out a plan for an orderly departure, she has shown that commitment again today.
“Theresa May knew when she took on the job of Prime Minister that the challenges facing our country were unprecedented.
“Her time in office has been characterised by the hard work, resilience, quiet dignity and attention to detail for which she is known.”
“Above all, by opposing the SNP’s call for an immediate second independence referendum in 2017, the Prime Minister demonstrated her resolute commitment to the Union, and to Scotland’s place in it.
“As Britain’s second female Prime Minister, she has been a role model for girls and women across the United Kingdom, showing that there is no glass ceiling to their ambitions.
“On behalf of everyone in the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party I would like to thank her for her years of service as an MP, party chairman, Secretary of State, and Prime Minister.
“The party will now elected a new leader over the coming weeks.
“As leader of the Scottish Conservatives, I want to see candidates show that same level of commitment to Scotland’s place in the Union, an ability to advance our interests at home and abroad and, crucially, demonstrate how they intend to bring our country back together after the divisions sown by two constitutional referenda.”