In pictures: Alex Salmond's career

For many years Alex Salmond has been a prominent figure in Scottish politics.

Former First Minister Alex Salmond. Picture: John Devlin
Former First Minister Alex Salmond. Picture: John Devlin

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Even when he doesn’t hold a position in office, as is the case at the moment, he still looms in the background, generating headlines and discussion with his forthright views on how Scotland and the UK should function.

He’s certainly had his highs and lows over the past two decades, which we’ve managed to condense in a handy picture gallery. Click the links above to take a trip back in time.