Ae Fond Kiss
Composer: Trad. Adapted by Anne Lorne Gillies /arr. D Murricane
Scottish First Minister, Leader of Scottish National Party, Politician - SNP
Kirsty Young's castaway is the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond.
He has spent his political life campaigning for Scottish independence. As a schoolboy he stood in classroom elections - back then, he won on the canny ticket of half-days for all and replacing the school milk with ice-cream.
He was a child when he realised he had a knack for public performance - he was a boy soprano who seemed to have a promising career ahead of him. He says: "If you can sing in front of thousands of people when you're ten or eleven then being Scottish First Minister is nothing in comparison."
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