It was entirely typical of Nicola Sturgeon that she chose to spend election night in the glare of a television studio, knowing that the party she led for nine years was in for a humiliating drubbing.

Few political leaders have quite her brass neck – even the rhino-hided Liz Truss couldn’t face her constituents after narrowly losing her seat – and it will no doubt stand Sturgeon in good stead when she tries to forge a career outside of politics.