Alex Salmond Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011
Alex Salmond MSP is a Scottish politician and First Minister of Scotland. He became Scotland's fourth First Minister in May 2007. He is the Leader of the Scottish National party (SNP), having served as Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Gordon. Salmond was re-elected SNP leader in 2004. In 2006 he stood for the 2007 Scottish Parliament in which the SNP emerged as the largest single party. Salmond was voted First Minister by the Scottish Parliament on 16 May 2007.