NICOLA Sturgeon's consolation to Scotland's National Women's team has won a "Golden Tweet" award.

Scotland dramatically crashed out of the World Cup after throwing away a three-goal lead against Argentina.

The First Minister said the team had "inspired our nation" and "done us proud".

Sturgeon was awarded in the celebrity category of the #GoldenTweet trophy awards.

Dara Nasr, managing director of Twitter UK, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined the Women’s World Cup conversation and Tweeted around the tournament. It was by no means easy picking our winners but we think that these Tweets embody the fun, innovative and thoughtful tone that our platform is based around.

“It has been another great sporting tournament and I am proud at how both the English and Scottish teams have performed – both on the football pitch and on Twitter.”

Other winning tweets include a carnival atmosphere at Glastonbury following a Lionesses victory and ones from footballer Ellen White, the Lionesses and Gary Lineker.