First Minister of Scotland Farewell Speech

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond gave his last speech as minister before the Scottish Parliament. He said he was privileged to serve… read more

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond gave his last speech as minister before the Scottish Parliament. He said he was privileged to serve as first minister, that Scotland had changed for the better, but even better days lay ahead. He reflected the history of the Scottish Parliament, his own career, and the result of the Scottish referendum. As leader of the Scottish National Party he had led the pro-independence referendum campaign advocating for Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom. He resigned from his leadership role after Scotland voted to stay in the U.K. on September 18, 2014. He would remain a member of the Scottish Parliament. The speech ended with a hug from his successor, Nicola Sturgeon. close

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First Minister of Scotland Farewell Speech

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Program ID:
322821-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
Edinburgh, Scotland
First Aired:
Nov 20, 2014 | 9:57pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 01, 2014 | 7:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Nov 20, 2014 | 9:57pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 21, 2014 | 3:56am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 23, 2014 | 10:46pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 24, 2014 | 1:47am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 01, 2014 | 7:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3