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Salmond not withdrawing entirely from political life

Alex Salmond said he will not be "withdrawing entirely from political life" and that he will be a local candidate in the next election.

He added that he "loves the fact that I've been the longest serving First Minister of Scotland" and that his proudest moment was the "restoration of free education."

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Salmond: Privilege of my life to serve as First Minister

"It has been the privilege of my life to serve as First Minister," Alex Salmond said as he announced he would be stepping down following the referendum defeat.

"But as I said often enough during this referendum campaign, this is a process which is not about me or the SNP or any political party, it's much, much more important than that," the First Minister added.


Salmond: 'Last seven years have been the privilege of my life'

ITV Border's Political Editor Peter MacMahon has been tweeting live from the press conference in which Alex Salmond announced he would be stepping down from his position at Scottish First Minister.


Carlisle MP voices support for Scottish devolution

Many people were watching the Scottish independence result today in Cumbria just as keenly because of the county's proximity to the Scottish border.

Carlisle's Conservative MP John Stevenson has welcomed the 'no' vote and called for the county to get more of a voice, and its share of devolved power.

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