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Scotland vies for stronger energy voice

Scotland vies for stronger energy voice

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 17 (UPI) --The Scottish government needs the authority to decide how to manage its resources in order to exploit its true potential, First Minister Alex Salmond said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Scotland was tricked, 'yes' backers say

Scotland was tricked, 'yes' backers say

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 22 (UPI) --The Scottish National Party said it's already frustrated that pledges behind a no vote for independence have been broken.
Daniel J. Graeber
First Minister of Scotland and SNP Leader Alex Salmond resigns after failed independence vote

First Minister of Scotland and SNP Leader Alex Salmond resigns after failed independence vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Alex Salmond resigns as First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party after Scots vote to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Matt Bradwell
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom

Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) --After 307 years as a unified nation, the United Kingdom will continue into its 308th and beyond as the people of Scotland have said, "No thanks."
Matt Bradwell
Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'

Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) --The debate over Scotland's independence has polarized Scots and the world alike, with many Scottish and English celebrities voicing varying opinions.
Matt Bradwell
The vote for an independent Scotland: How we got here and why

The vote for an independent Scotland: How we got here and why

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) --As the citizens of Scotland prepare to decide whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom, UPI looks back at the events that led to the historic vote.
Matt Bradwell
Scotland prepares for independence referendum

Scotland prepares for independence referendum

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Scotland will decide Thursday in a binding referendum if it will become a separate nation.
Ed Adamczyk
Latest poll: Britain prefers unity to Scottish independence

Latest poll: Britain prefers unity to Scottish independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 15 (UPI) --While Scotland residents decide whether to remain in the United Kingdom or choose independence, the rest of the country narrowly wants them to remain.
Ed Adamczyk
Alan Cumming backs Scotland independence at rally

Alan Cumming backs Scotland independence at rally

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Scottish star Alan Cumming returned to his native home this week to lend his support to the push for independence, to be decided in a referendum September 18.
Gabrielle Levy
Businessmen warn against Scottish independence

Businessmen warn against Scottish independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Over 130 business leaders with operations in Scotland signed an open letter urging voters to reject a proposed separation of Scotland from the United Kingdom.
Ed Adamczyk
Scotland invests in wind efficiency effort

Scotland invests in wind efficiency effort

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 14 (UPI) --The Scottish government said it was investing more than $3.5 million to cut the cost of offshore wind energy development by at least 10 percent.
Daniel J. Graeber
Scotland declares win with new oil agency

Scotland declares win with new oil agency

ABERDEEN, Scotland, June 13 (UPI) --Scotland is the right place to set up an agency supporting the region's energy sector because it's the "energy capital of Europe," a government spokesman said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Scotland funds low-carbon research at universities

Scotland funds low-carbon research at universities

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 28 (UPI) -- The Scottish government is offering more than $30 million to three universities to help the country meet its renewable energy targets.
Daniel J. Graeber
Scotland wants to secure lead in renewable energy

Scotland wants to secure lead in renewable energy

ABERDEEN, Scotland, April 8 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said Tuesday his policies will make Scotland an "intellectual powerhouse of green energy."
Daniel J. Graeber

Scotland sees stimulus from North Sea reserves

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 12 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said Wednesday his economy was doing fine despite a drop in revenue from North Sea oil and gas.
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Alexander Elliot Anderson "Alex" Salmond MSP ( /ˈsæmənd/; Scottish Gaelic: Ailig Salmond) born 31 December 1954) is a Scottish politician and current 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. 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.

Originally from Linlithgow, West Lothian, Salmond is a graduate of the University of St Andrews, where he achieved a Joint Honours MA in Economics and History. After earning his degree he began his career in the Government Economic Service (GES), and later joined the Royal Bank of Scotland as an energy economist where he wrote and broadcast extensively for both domestic and international media outlets.

Following the establishment of the devolved Scottish Parliament in 1999, he was elected MSP for Banff and Buchan, thus simultaneously representing the area as both Member of Parliament (MP) and MSP. Salmond resigned as SNP leader in 2000 and did not seek re-election to the Scottish Parliament. He did however retain his Westminster seat in the 2001 general election. Salmond was once again elected SNP leader in 2004 and the following year held his Banff and Buchan seat in the 2005 general election. In 2006 he announced his intention to contest the Gordon constituency in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, an election in which Salmond defeated the incumbent MSP and in which nationally, the SNP emerged as the largest single party. Salmond was voted First Minister by the Scottish Parliament on 16 May 2007.

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