First Minister of Scotland


First Minister of Scotland is the chief executive of the government of Scotland. The current First Minister of Scotland is Humza Yousaf of the Scottish National Party, since 29 March 2023 after Nicola Sturgeon resigned. The first was Donald Dewar, who died in office in 2000. Alex Salmond was the longest-serving First Minister with over seven-and-a-half years in office. The official residence of First Minister is Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Humza Yousaf is the current First Minister of Scotland.

List of First Ministers of Scotland Edit

No. First Minister Party Term
Start End
1 Donald Dewar Scottish Labour 13 May 1999 11 October 2000
2 Henry McLeish Scottish Labour 26 October 2000 8 November 2001
3 Jak McConnell Scottish Labour 22 November 2001 16 May 2007
4 Alex Salmond SNP 16 May 2007 19 November 2014
5 Nicola Sturgeon SNP 20 November 2014 29 March 2023
6 Humza Yousaf SNP 29 March 2023 Present

Caretaker First Ministers of Scotland Edit

Deputy First Ministers of Scotland Edit

Residence Edit


The official residence of the First Minister is Bute House. It is located in Edinburgh.