Leader of the Opposition (Scotland)

leader of the largest opposition party in 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 6 May 2021, this has been Douglas Ross of the Scottish Conservative Party.[1][2]

Leader of the Opposition in the Scottish Parliament
Leader of the Opposition
Douglas Ross

since 6 May 2021
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 Parliament



  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.