NICOLA STURGEON IS to resign as Scotland’s first minister after more than eight years in the role.

The Scottish National Party leader is expected to make the announcement at a press conference at her official residence Bute House in Edinburgh at 11am, BBC News reports.

Sturgeon has been first minister since November 2014, when she took over from Alex Salmond following the independence referendum.

She went on to become the country’s longest-serving first minister.

BBC chief political correspondent Nick Eardley reported that a source close to Sturgeon said: “She’s had enough.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated

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