"Boris Johnson has a mandate to take England out of the EU".
"There is a clear desire and endorsement for the notion that Scotland should not be landed with a Boris Johnson government and ripped out of Europe against our own will".
She added saying "I think the results we are seeing somewhat exceed the expectations I had".
Speaking as she arrived at the Glasgow count, Ms Sturgeon said: "This is an exceptionally good night for the SNP".
She told Mr Johnson directly: 'Let me be clear.
Hours after celebrating her party's decisive showing and Scotland's rejection of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom's general election Thursday, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday said she would move to put forward a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Swinson, who, during the six-week election campaign insisted she could be the next British prime minister, swiftly resigned her position as party leader after just five months in the job.
"For many Unionists in Northern Ireland, their link to the United Kingdom is through Scotland and if Scotland votes for independence then many will question the future of the Union".
The former public relations specialist married ex-Lib Dem MP Duncan Hames, who lost his seat at the 2015 general election, in 2011.
Of course, an election at this time of year could always be affected by weather and the political parties will be keeping their fingers crossed things stay calm, at least until all the votes have been cast. The only future for Scotland, and for Scottish Labour, will be found in bringing together our communities on the basis of the overwhelming common interest that working people have - whether they are Yes or No, Leave or Remain.
"But the point of unity that I do believe exists is this", she said.
This is a scenario that is a recipe for antagonism between the SNP and London - that could degenerate into the most brittle north-south relationship since Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister in the 1980s. "The SNP will never take you for granted".
The Liberal Democrats had hoped to win over "remain" voters by pledging to overturn Britain's 2016 vote to leave the European Union but an exit poll predicted they would gain just one seat in parliament compared to the last national election in 2017.
The SNP made several gains north of the border, including ousting Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.
Scotland had voted to Remain in the UK's Brexit Referendum in 2017 with a huge majority, and after suffering through three years of failed negotiations it seems the country's resolve has only gotten stronger.
As well as calling Ms Sturgeon, the Prime Minister also spoke to Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford this evening.
A Downing Street spokesman said he used a conversation with Nicola Sturgeon on Friday night to reiterate his "unwavering commitment to strengthening the Union".
But Sturgeon said results across the United Kingdom were "pretty grim" after Johnson was returned to Downing Street with a majority. "Whether or not Scotland becomes an independent country must be a matter for the people who live here - and for all of us, wherever we come from".