First Minister Alex Salmond's career in archive footage

Alex Salmond's cherished dream of Scottish Independence was rejected by voters two months ago, but his party is riding high in the polls.

The outgoing leader of the Scottish National Party has served as Scotland's First Minister for seven years.

On the day he steps down from the post, BBC archives re-trace his career and role in UK and Scottish politics.

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