Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond (crop)
Portrait of Alex Salmond

1st Prime Minister of Scotland
Assumed office

25 May 2007

Predecessor Office instituted
Deputy Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Born 31 December 1954
Linlithgow, Scotland
Political Party Scottish National Party
Religion Church of Scotland
Profession Economist

Alexander Elliot Anderson "Alex" Salmond (born 1954) 1st Prime Minister of Scotland is a Scottish politician. He was 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. From 1987 to 2010 he served as Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan in the UK House of Commons. Salmond previously held the position of leader of the SNP from September 1990 until he stepped down in September 2000.