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# Alex Salmond

This year
# Nicola Sturgeon
'The time is now': Nicola Sturgeon steps down amid recent 'choppy waters'
She insisted a few weeks ago that she had ‘plenty left in the tank’, but now leaves amid recent ‘short-term pressures’.
All time
# Holyrood
Sturgeon misled Holyrood committee over Salmond investigation, report finds
The Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints has published its report.
# Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon did not breach ministerial code, investigation finds
The probe was carried out by Ireland’s former director of public prosecutions.
# Holyrood
Alex Salmond inquiry finds Nicola Sturgeon misled Scottish parliament
The finding is likely to lead to further pressure on the Scottish National Party leader.
# Scotland
Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him
She has rejected the ‘suggestion that anyone acted with malice or as part of a plot’ against her predecessor.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation
He will also face questions about his claims that Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament and breached the ministerial code.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond claims further evidence ‘will see light of day’ after his acquittal in sexual assault trial
He was cleared of all charges by a jury following an 11-day trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond tells sexual assault trial that some claims are 'deliberate fabrications for a political purpose'
The 65-year-old former Scottish first minister faces 13 charges of alleged offences against nine women, all of which he denies.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond impersonated zombie before sexual assault on SNP worker, jury told
The former first minister of Scotland denies all charges against him.
# Trial
Alex Salmond trial over sexual assault accusations due to begin today
The former first minister of Scotland is facing 14 charges of alleged offences against 10 women.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges
Salmond is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges
One of the charges relates to the attempted rape of a woman in the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and two counts of attempted rape
Salmond was the First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014.
# harassment claims
Nicola Sturgeon refers herself to ministerial watchdog over talks with Alex Salmond
Salmond resigned from the SNP last year after sexual harassment allegations, which he denies, were made public.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond wins case against Scottish government over sexual harassment inquiry
A judge found the government acted unlawfully in its investigation into claims made against Salmond.
# Allegations
Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from SNP party amid harassment claims
Police have reportedly been asked to investigate allegations he sexually assaulted two staff members.
# Alex Salmond
Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond denies allegations of sexual misconduct
Police have reportedly been asked to investigate allegations he sexually assaulted two staff members.
# politics eh?
The winners and losers in the UK general election
A good day for Corbyn and Goldsmith but a bad one for May, Clegg and Salmond.
# Lick my lolly
The truth about that picture of Alex Salmond, a young lady and a Solero
The former Scottish first minister was snapped feeding a young woman a Solero in a picture that went viral earlier this year.
# On the march again
Alex Salmond told us why another independence referendum is inevitable
The former Scottish first minister thinks it’s only a matter of time before there’s another Scottish independence referendum.
# Gonna happen
Alex Salmond told us why a united Ireland is as inevitable as Scottish independence
The former Scottish first minister has been in Dublin for the last few days and dropped by for a chat.
# issue
Focus: Scottish politics casts shadow over Ryder Cup
Several huge “No thanks” hoardings remain standing in farm fields near the rural Perthshire venue.
# one is not amused
WATCH: David Cameron lets slip that the Queen "purred" after Scottish referendum defeat
Alex Salmond thinks he should “hang his head in shame” for disrespecting her.
Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead
Despite the defeat for independence, Scotland and the UK will never be the same again – and Ireland’s relationship with its neighbours will change too.
# ah now lads
More than 80,000 people sign a petition calling for independence referendum re-run
The re-run is being suggested after allegations of vote rigging in the referendum.
# He's off
Alex Salmond is resigning as Scotland's First Minister
It follows defeat for the Yes side in the independence referendum overnight.
# Endgame
'I accept the verdict of the people."- Salmond concedes defeat but wants promises delivered
The Scottish First Minister says that the referendum was a “triumph” for democracy.
# yay or nay
Will they stay or will they go? Four opinion polls say Scotland result on a knife-edge
# indyref
The best quotes from Scotland's independence referendum campaign
Should they stay or should they go? Here’s what people have been saying.
# Scotland Decides
Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland?
Could the United Kingdom really cease to be and what would this mean for Ireland?
# heating up
Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps
The pro-union side has just slightly inched ahead, after a dramatic surge in support for independence.
# house of cards
'The water has frozen my brain': Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week
You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.
# indyref
#PatronisingBTlady backfires on Scottish unionists after it's branded 'sexist' and 'insulting'
The new advert was intended to convince undecided women to vote ‘No’.
# if you leave me now
Scottish nationalists win big in feisty debate - weeks before independence vote
The Yes side needed a performance – and they got one…
Opinion: It's crunch time... Salmond and Darling go head-to-head over Scotland's future
With so many undecided voters, campaigners are under massive pressure to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum.
# In or Out
Stay or go? Tempers flare in heated TV debate about Scotland's independence
With six weeks to go before the referendum, both sides clashed on whether Scotland would be successful as an independent country.
# knighthood
Irishwoman awarded honorary OBE in recognition of science research
Andrea Nolan is currently Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.
# indyref
"It's about putting Scotland's future in Scotland's hand." - Yes campaign looking to close referendum gap
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is using his party’s conference to court Labour voters.
# indyref
What both sides are saying in Scotland's great debate
There are 200 days to go.
# indyref
Alex Salmond has come out fighting after EU warning about Scottish independence
The Scottish First Minister has said that not recognising the result would be anti-democratic.