Leader of the Opposition (Scotland)

The Leader of the Opposition is an informal term given to the leader of the largest party not in government in the Scottish Parliament. Since 11 August 2020, this has been Ruth Davidson of the Scottish Conservative Party.[1][2]

Leader of the Opposition in the Scottish Parliament
Leader of the Opposition
Ruth Davidson

since 11 August 2020
StyleMember of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party not in government
Inaugural holderAlex Salmond
FormationMay 1999

List of Leaders of the Opposition in the Scottish ParliamentEdit


  1. "Glossary". www.parliament.scot. 20 May 2010. Archived from the original on 22 January 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  2. "Ruth Davidson's return to frontline politics confirmed as Douglas Ross announces first reshuffle". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 6 December 2020.