Alex Salmond

Former First Minister of Scotland

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond was elected to Westminster in May 2015 as MP for Gordon. Considered a divisive figure in British politics by many, he is now SNP spokesperson for International Affairs and Europe and continues to make a considerable impact in the UK political scene.

"One of the most high-profile figures of modern Scottish politics"

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Topics

  • Brexit & Europe
  • Scottish Independence
  • The UK Political Scene
  • After Dinner

Languages

He presents in English.

How he presents

A gifted storyteller, Alex Salmond is in great demand at corporate events around the UK and Europe. He is also sought-after as an after dinner speaker.

Publications

  • The Dream Shall Never Die: 100 Days That Changed Scotland Forever

In Detail

In 1978 Alex joined the Government Economic Service as an Assistant Economist in the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland. In 1980 he joined the Royal Bank of Scotland where he worked for seven years. He has also been a visiting professor of economics at Strathclyde University. He was first elected as MP for Banff & Buchan in 1987 and was elected as National Convener for the Scottish National Party in 1990. He served as leader of the opposition in the Scottish Parliament when he was elected MSP for Banff & Buchan constituency in 1999. He stood down as SNP National Convener in 2000 and left the Scottish Parliament in 2001. He was re-elected as Leader of the SNP in 2004 and elected as MSP for the Gordon constituency in May 2007. He made political history after becoming the first nationalist to be elected First Minister of Scotland on 16 May 2007. He stepped down in November 2014.

WHAT he OFFERS YOU

Alex Salmond can add considerable value to meetings and events, with humour, intelligence, and political expertise.

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