Alex Salmond arrives at the Scottish Parliament building ahead of the vote for Scotland's new first minister.
Mr Salmond's father Robert arrives at Holyrood carrying an umbrella against the day's downpours.
Labour leader Jack McConnell watches as SNP leader Alex Salmond takes his seat ahead of the vote for first minister.
The pressure seems to be mounting as Alex Salmond waits for the results.
Alex Salmond and SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon share a smile as the results come in.
Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon celebrate with a kiss inside Holyrood.
Scotland's new first minister celebrates with a raised hand.
Alex Salmond and his wife Moira face the press and saltire flags outside Holyrood.