The Scotsman cartoon: Alex Salmond stands down

Illustration: Brian Adcock

Illustration: Brian Adcock

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: First Minister and leader of the SNP Alex Salmond decided to announce his retirement from frontline politics the day after the Scottish independence referendum.

Salmond took the SNP from a minority movement into the governing party of Scotland. He also came close to realising the dream of independence, but saw the Yes campaign fall short at the final hurdle.

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