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First Minister takes oath

17/05/2007

First Minister Alex Salmond took the oath of office at the Court of Session in Edinburgh today in front of the Lord President, Lord Hamilton and 14 other senior judges.

During the ceremony he signed formal documents confirming his status as FM and official Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland.

Mr Salmond then went on to a meeting of the Scottish Parliament where MSPs endorsed his new Cabinet.

First Minister Alex Salmond takes the oath at the Court of Session