Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to resign from her role in the coming days, according to a report by the BBC.
Sturgeon has been serving as the country's leader since 2014, making her the longest-serving first minister of Scotland since devolution began in 1999. She also previously served as Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-being.
The resignation marks an end to nearly two decades of service for Sturgeon. Her legacy includes leading the country through the coronavirus pandemic, as well as championing issues such as the fight for women’s rights and gender equality.
Sturgeon’s decision to step down comes at a time when Scotland’s future is uncertain, with rising support for independence from the United Kingdom. With her departure from government leadership, there are now questions on who will be able to follow in her footsteps and lead Scotland forward into a brighter future.