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Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond to visit island

Alex Salmond
Image caption SNP leader Alex Hammond is Scotland's longest-serving first minister

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond will visit the Isle of Man later.

A government spokesman said Mr Salmond will give a talk at the Villa Marina in Douglas to an audience of 200 people.

He will meet the Chief Minister, Allan Bell who said: "Scotland is the island's nearest neighbour geographically and the two countries have strong historical and cultural connections.

"We have been watching developments in Scotland with considerable interest."

He added: "I am looking forward to learning more about Mr Salmond's aspirations for the future."

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