Scotland: Salmond to quit after defeat in referendum

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is pictured in Newmachar, Scotland, as Scotland goes to the

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is pictured in Newmachar, Scotland, as Scotland goes to the polls to vote in the Scottish independence referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 18, 2014. See PA story REFERENDUM Main. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Alex Salmond is to resign as Scottish First Minister and leader of the SNP after the failure of the Yes campaign in yesterday’s referendum.

He told a press conference that his “time as leader is nearly over” but that the dream of independence would never die.