Scotland's First Minister found herself the unlikely officiary of a marriage proposal on behalf of one young man to his male partner at a packed public meeting on Monday.
Nicola Sturgeon attended a Q&A session in the Scottish town of Oban, where more than 350 local residents turned out to quiz and praise the SNP leader after her party's success in the 2015 general election.
"Great day in Oban rounded off by a packed public meeting," Sturgeon tweeted, adding: "Thanks to all 350+ who came along to ask questions."
Great day in Oban rounded off by a packed public meeting. Thanks to all 350+ who came along to ask questions #ObanCab— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 24, 2015
But the day’s political events were outshone by a touching wedding proposal, led by the First Minister on behalf of attendee 'Paul'.
According to Sturgeon, she was asked to deliver the offer of marriage on behalf of Paul - who even took to bended knee - to propose to his partner Ian.
The SNP leader announced the news to her 243,000 Twitter followers, adding that she was "delighted" to report Ian had said 'yes'.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 24, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
...Paul (seen here on one knee) asked me to deliver his marriage proposal to Ian on his behalf 2/3... pic.twitter.com/5FIut5ljsf— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 24, 2015
3/3...I'm delighted to report that Ian said yes. Congratulations to them both ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/cKAbahv6uq— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 24, 2015
The First Minister made headlines earlier this week for seeking David Cameron's "urgent assurance" that MSPs had not been subjected to surveillance by intelligence agency GCHQ.
"I am sure you will agree with me that, excepting truly exceptional circumstances involving national security, the confidentiality of communications between parliamentarians and their constituents is of the utmost importance," she wrote to the Prime Minister.