Hyperbole is rarely far away in politicians' speeches during a General Election, yet it was hard to argue too much with Nicola Sturgeon's insistence that "the tectonic plates of Scottish politics shifted" following last night's result.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats have almost been wiped off the map with the two parties losing 40 and 10 seats respectively to the SNP who finished with 56. Just Edinburgh South remains in the hands of Labour and only Orkney and Shetland with the Lib Dems.
The historic landslide victory took a number of high profile casualties with it, including Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander, shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran and leading Lib Dems Danny Alexander and Charles Kennedy.
Read more: Meet Westminster's youngest MP for 348 years
It means the SNP will be the third best-represented party in parliament after the biggest swing in seats in Scottish electoral history. At the 2010 election, the party won just six seats while its previous best came in the 1974 re-election when it had 11 seats.
Twenty of the party's MPs are women, contributing to a 23 per cent rise in women in parliament to 190, including 20-year-old student Mhairi Black who will become the youngest MP for centuries.
With a sea of yellow sweeping across Scotland, the UK's political landscape now looks irrevocably different than it did before the election: