Alex Salmond says being Scotland's first minister 'is great'

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Alex Salmond has become Scotland's longest-serving first minister, overtaking former Scottish Labour leader Jack McConnell.

The SNP leader told BBC Scotland's Raymond Buchanan that being in the post was "great" and a "privileged".

He said: "I wake up every morning and look forward to the day ahead."

Mr Salmond insisted he would not go "on and on", but he added: "I want to see Scotland win the referendum, I want to see the opening of the door of opportunity in that referendum and I have no immediate plans to depart the scene."

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