In a surprising turn of events, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has found itself in disarray just weeks before the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections. As a result, the Scottish Tories are reportedly feeling cautiously optimistic, with some even daring to hope that they may lose by a slightly narrower margin than usual.

“It’s a long shot, but we’re feeling cautiously optimistic,” one Scottish Tory official revealed. “With the SNP in chaos, there’s a slim chance that we might actually make some gains in the upcoming election.”

The SNP has been plagued by infighting and controversy in recent weeks, with several high-profile members resigning over allegations of misconduct. This has led to a dip in the party’s popularity, with some polls showing a slight uptick in support for the Scottish Tories.

Despite this, many political analysts remain skeptical that the Scottish Tories will be able to make any significant gains in the election.

“It’s true that the SNP is facing some challenges right now, but they still have a solid base of support,” one political commentator noted. “It’s unlikely that the Scottish Tories will be able to make any real headway, especially given their lackluster track record in previous elections.”

Despite the odds, however, the Scottish Tories remain hopeful that they can at least put up a good fight in the upcoming election.

“At the end of the day, we know that the odds are against us,” the Scottish Tory official admitted. “But we’re not giving up. We’re going to keep fighting until the bitter end, and who knows? Maybe we’ll even surprise ourselves.”