ref date:17 Nov 2000 (SI)
Scotlands profile in the USA and Alex Salmond
On a tour that can be described in no other way than "whistlestop" Alex Salmond is
raising the awareness of Economic, Political and Cultural Scottish issues across the
united States. From New York to Northern California and Chicago, Mr Salmond is there
saying 'Here is the Scotland of the 21st Century', and he is being very well
With a sharp wit, quick turn of phrase and a personality that immediately puts those
around him at ease Alex Salmonds continues to be one of Scotlands finest ambassadors,
perhaps not Sean Connery , but a man whose passion for Scotlands freedom can only lead
him to greater things in the future.
It seems John Swinney has either won the hearts of enough SNP supporters at this time,
or simply is basking in his post election honeymoon period, whatever Johns situation
is, Alex is the best man he could turn to when the seas get choppy - as they will. However,
it is this very open party behaviour that sets the SNP above the gutter sniping behaviour of the
pro-Scottish/English Unionist parties.