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Speaker(s): Alex Salmond MSP
Chair: Professor Paul Kelly

Recorded on 15 February 2012 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Alex Salmond will set out his vision for Scotland's future, including the opportunities provided by independence, setting the context for the Scottish government's plans for a referendum.

Alex Salmond is the first minister of Scotland. He was born in Linlithgow in 1954. He attended Linlithgow Academy before studying at St Andrews University, where he graduated with a joint honours MA in Economics and History. He became the first ever SNP First Minister of Scotland in May 2007 and won the Aberdeenshire East constituency at the May 2011 election, when the SNP won a majority of seats of in the Scottish Parliament. MSPs re-elected him unopposed for a second term as First Minister on May 18 2011.

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