A Scottish Green Party victory in Scotland is likely to lead to a Scottish government that is more green than the UK, according to the Greens.
The Green Party won 12 seats in the Scottish Parliament and won almost half of the vote, taking 36 per cent of the popular vote.
The SNP, which has been in power since 2014, won just one seat.
Green Leader, Caroline Lucas, told reporters in Edinburgh that the result was a significant victory for the Greens, which she said had “the potential to become the largest and most progressive political force in Scotland”.
“Today, we achieved a huge milestone.
It’s not just a victory for a Green party, it’s a victory that could be transformative for Scotland, not just for the Green Party, but for all of the Green parties across the UK,” she said.
She added that “the Green Party has become the strongest and most inclusive political force on the Scottish stage and we look forward to working with other parties to build on this success”.
In an election campaign, the SNP’s vote share has steadily increased, but has never reached the 30 per cent mark in the UK.
Mr Davidson, a former Tory MP, led the SNP from 2007 to 2015 and is expected to be re-elected in 2020.
“We’ve taken a lot of lessons from Scotland, and we’ve built a strong base here, and that’s what the SNP will need to build a successful government,” he said.
“We need to do more to build the economy, build the skills and create jobs here in Scotland, but we also need to take on big decisions about the way our country works, and what is best for Scotland.”
Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas celebrates a Scottish Parliament election result.
Earlier this year, Mr Davidson said his party would continue to take action against the UK Government, including tackling the “disastrous” policies of the Brexit deal and cutting energy prices.
But the Green leader said that “this time we can win and we will”.
The Greens have been in office since 2014 and have led Scotland since 2007.
In Scotland, the Greens are on course to become Scotland’s first opposition party to win an absolute majority in the Commons since the first Green MP was elected in 1997.
They have been seeking to increase their vote share from 4 per cent in the 2015 general election to a comfortable majority of at least 25 per cent by 2020.
“It’s clear that we are a significant force on a Scottish political scene, but the Greens in Scotland are not the only ones who have the potential to transform the UK and take us beyond the Westminster Westminster bubble,” Ms Lucas said.