The Prime Minister today vowed to “take action” against “separatists that want to break up our country” during a campaign visit to Aberdeenshire today.
Theresa May paid a short visit to Crathes Community Hall near Banchory in her first Scottish appearance of the General Election campaign.
She told a packed hall of Conservative activists in the pro-Unionist community that she wants to build a “more secure and united nation”.
She added: “That means taking action against extremists that divide us and separatists that want to break up our country.
“There is only one party that is committed to the union and we have one candidate for Prime Minister who will stand up and defend the UK.”
She also pledged to support Scottish fishermen by taking them out of the Common Fisheries Policy and vowed to support the oil and gas sector during the 10 minute speech.
But she again ruled out a second independence referendum before Britain leaves the EU saying “how would Scottish people be able to decide when they don’t know what the future held for them”.
The PM was welcomed onto the stage by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson who said it had been 10 years since the SNP had come to power and “prioritised the break up of the United Kingdom.”
Ms Davidson added that the SNP government had forgotten the North-east and prioritised the Central Belt.