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First Minister of Scotland
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First Minister of Scotland

The First Minister of Scotland is the leader of Scotland's home rule government, the Scottish Executive, which was established in 1999 along with the reconstituted Scottish Parliament.

The Executive is presided over by the First Minister (known in Gaelic as Pržomh Mhinistear), who is selected in a vote of the Scottish Parliament (Pŗrlamaid na h-Alba) and then appointed by the Queen

The first First Minister, Donald Dewar was seen as the 'Father of the Nation', and was instrumental in getting the Scottish Parliament set up, but died in office from a Brain haemorrhage.

First Ministers of Scotland