Scots Tories 'need to be sister party' to UK Conservatives
Scottish Tory leader hopeful Murdo Fraser said he started to worry about the future of his party following the 2010 general election.
He added that his worries were confirmed after this year's Holyrood election in May which saw the Scottish National Party win an overall majority and the Conservative seat tally go down from 20 to 15.
In an interview with Newsnight Scotland, Mr Fraser said that despite the excellent leadership of Annabel Goldie the party lost seats and lost votes.
He said that his proposal for a new political party would be as a "sister party" of the UK Conservative Party and would sit in support of Tory leader David Cameron at Westminster.
Mr Fraser said he backed further devolution, but added that it should only be done in the context of strengthening the union.