Leaders of Scotland
(part of the United Kingdom)
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Parties: SLP: Scottish Labour Party; SNP: Scottish National Party


First Ministers
Donald Dewar       7 May 1999 - 11 Oct 2000 (+2000) SLP
Henry McLeish     27 Oct 2000 -  8 Nov 2001         SLP
Jack McConnell    22 Nov 2001 - 16 May 2007         SLP
Alex Salmond      16 May 2007 - 19 Nov 2014         SNP
Nicola Sturgeon   20 Nov 2014 -                     SNP   

Leaders of SNP
Bruce Watson      1945–1947 (+1988)
Robert McIntyre   1947–1956 (+1998)
James Halliday    1956–1960 (+2013)
Arthur Donaldson  1960–1969 (+1993)
William Wolfe     1969–1979 (+2010)
Gordon Wilson     1979–1990 (+2017)
Alex Salmond      1990–2000
John Swinney      2000–2004
Alex Salmond      2004–2014
Nicola Sturgeon   2014- 

Leaders of SLP
Donald Dewar      1999-2000
Henry McLeish     2000-2001
Jack McConnell    2001-2007
Wendy Alexander   2007-2008
Iain Gray         2008-2011
Johann Lamont     2011-2014
Anas Sarwar       2014      (acting)
Jim Murphy        2014-2015
Kezia Dugdale     2015-2017
Alex Rowley       2017-     (interim)
Before the tenure of Johann Lamont in 2011, the SLP Leader was in fact the Leader of the Labour Group in the Scottish Parliament.

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