Second Salmond government
|Second Salmond government|
|6th devolved government of Scotland|
|Date formed||18 May 2011|
|Date dissolved||19 November 2014|
|People and organisations|
|Head of government||Alex Salmond|
|Head of state||Elizabeth II|
|Member party||Scottish National Party|
|Status in legislature||Majority|
|Election(s)||2011 general election|
|Legislature term(s)||4th Scottish Parliament|
|Predecessor||First Salmond government|
|Successor||First Sturgeon government|
Following the 2011 elections to the 4th Scottish Parliament, the Scottish National Party, led by Alex Salmond, formed the second Salmond government on 18 May 2011. This was the first majority government in the history of the devolved parliament.
Salmond announced his resignation as leader of the Scottish National Party on 19 September 2014 following the Scottish independence referendum; his resignation took effect on 14 November when Nicola Sturgeon was elected unopposed to replace him. The second Salmond government was dissolved upon Sturgeon becoming first minister on 19 November 2014, and replaced with the first Sturgeon government.
List of ministers
|Minister for External Affairs and International Development||Humza Yousaf MSP||2011–2014|
|Minister for Public Health||Michael Matheson MSP||2011–2014|
|Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism||Fergus Ewing MSP||2011–2014|
|Minister for Local Government and Planning||Aileen Campbell MSP||2011|
|Derek MacKay MSP||2011–2014|
|Minister for Children and Young People||Angela Constance MSP||2011–2014|
|Aileen Campbell MSP||2011–2014|
|Minister for Learning and Skills||Dr Alasdair Allan MSP||2011|
|Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages||2011–2014|
|Minister for Parliamentary Business and Chief Whip||Brian Adam MSP||2011–2012|
|Minister for Parliamentary Business||Joe FitzPatrick MSP||2012–2014|
|Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs||Roseanna Cunningham MSP||2011–2014|
|Minister for Environment and Climate Change||Stewart Stevenson MSP||2011–2012|
|Paul Wheelhouse MSP||2012–2014|
|Minister for Housing and Transport||Keith Brown MSP||2011–2012|
|Minister for Transport and Veterans||2012–2014|
|Lord Advocate||The Right Hon. Frank Mulholland QC||2011–2014|
|Solicitor General for Scotland||Lesley Thomson QC||2011–2014|
- "First minister Alex Salmond unveils enlarged cabinet". BBC News. 19 May 2011.
- Black, Andrew (20 May 2011). "At-a-glance: Scottish government cabinet". BBC News.
- "Ministers & Law Officers". www.scottish.parliament.uk. Scottish Parliament. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2016.