Jackie Baillie, Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie
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Alex Salmond's sparring partners pay tribute to the outgoing FM

Opposition leaders in Holyrood have been paying tribute to outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond.

Scottish Labour's Jackie Baillie said: "No one of any party is able to deny the first minister's passion for Scotland or his love of his country."

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, told MSPs: "The pressures of leadership are immense and to have served two decades at the helm and more than seven years first minister is a feat of enormous stamina, of willpower and of discipline. There are, I believe, very few people who are capable of it ."

Leader of Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said: "I am sure I speak for many, that he should take his frustrations out on inanimate golf balls rather than on opposition politicians" and went on to "I wish him well for the future."

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