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.


Alex Salmond to stand down as First Minister

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