The Scottish Conservatives have launched a new party logo, which they claim reflects both the Saltire and the Union flag.
The ‘double-cross’ logo replaces the parties tree logo which was introduced in 2006.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said: “Our new Union Saltire logo is bold, fresh and easy to recognise.”
She said it was “distinctly Scottish but with colours which clearly reflect our pride in the United Kingdom”.
The new logo will be seen as an attempt by Ruth Davidson’s party to distance themselves from their Westminster counterparts.
Reacting to the change in logo, SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson said:
“There’s something strangely appropriate in the Tories choosing a ‘double-cross’ to represent whatever it is they stand for, but I’m not sure it’s the message they were aiming for.
“The remnants of the Tories in Scotland might understandably want to distance themselves from their colleagues in Westminster, but the truth is a leopard can’t change its spots.
“I’m sure that the 88% of people in Scotland which Ruth Davidson branded as unproductive will understand that full well.
“They might have a new logo, but underneath they are still the same old Tory party that has been rejected in Scotland time and time again.
“As long as their party is relentlessly focussed on putting their ideological obsession with austerity ahead of securing economic recovery, then they will continue to find little traction in Scotland regardless of what logo they choose to use.”