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First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon is the current, and first female, First Minister of Scotland.

First Minister of Scotland is the chief executive of the government of Scotland. The current First Minister of Scotland is Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party, since 20 November 2014 after Alex Salmond resigned following the defeat of the pro-independence campaign in the Scottish independence referendum. The first was Donald Dewar, who died in office in 2000. Alex Salmond was the longest-serving First Minister with over seven-and-a-half years in office. The official residence of First Minister is Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland.

List of First Ministers of Scotland

Caretaker First Ministers of Scotland

  • Jim Wallace (Scottish Liberal Democrats) - 11 October 2000 - 27 October 2000
  • Jim Wallace (Liberal Democrats) - 8 November 2001 - 27 November 2001

Deputy First Ministers of Scotland

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