Scotland's former First Minister Alex Salmond has confirmed he will stand for a seat at Westminster.
Mr Salmond said he was finding it "impossible to stand on the sidelines".
ITV News Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports.
Malcolm Bruce, the Lib Dem MP for Gordon, said he was sure his constituents would be "delighted" to have the chance to reject Alex Salmond at the next election.
''People in Gordon rejected the First Minister's independence plans overwhelmingly at the referendum," Bruce said.
''I am sure that they would be delighted to have the chance to reject him again in May. Bring it on.''
Former Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond was met with rapturous applause as he formally launched his bid for a seat in Westminster at next year's General Election.
Alex Salmond has confirmed his candidacy for a seat in Westminster at next year's General Election.
The former Scotland First Minister formally announced his hopes to become the SNP's candidate for the Gordon constituency at an event in Aberdeenshire.
Scotland's former First Minister Alex Salmond is to stand for a seat in Westminster at next year's General Election.
The ex-SNP leader is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the Gordon constituency on Sunday.
The seat is currently held by Lib Dem MP Sir Malcolm Bruce, who is retiring next May.
Alex Salmond's spokesman has made light of pictures appearing to show an effigy of Scotland's outgoing First Minister being exploded at a bonfire parade.
Sussex Police said the figure of Mr Salmond would be withdrawn from the Lewes display after social media complaints, yet images from the crowd appeared to show it being blown up.
As well as the SNP being all over Scotland, Alex Salmond is now all over East Sussex.
Pictures appear to show an effigy of Alex Salmond being blown up during bonfire celebrations despite police claims it would not be burned.
Sussex Police said the replica of the outgoing Scottish First Minister had been withdrawn following complaints on social media.
But photos taken last night appear to show the effigy being torched at Lewes bonfire parade, which has earned a national profile for burning controversial or unpopular public figures in recent years.
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Ed Miliband called Alex Salmond "a formidable frontline politician" after Scotland's First Minister announced he was stepping down.
"Whatever our disagreements, he has always spoke his mind and he has always stood up for what he believed in," the Labour leader said.
Prime Minister David Cameron has called Alex Salmond "a politician of huge talent and passion" after the First Minister announced he was stepping down.
He has been an effective First Minister and always fights his corner.
While we disagree profoundly about his goal of a separated Scotland, and many other things, I respect and admire his huge contribution to politics and public life.