Alex Salmond MSP was appointed First Minister after the Scottish Parliament election in May 2011.
Mr Salmond resigned as First Minister in September 2014 to be replaced by his deputy Nicola Sturgeon MSP.
Ms Sturgeon had served in the administration as Deputy First Minister and also Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing until September 2012, then Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities with responsibility for government strategy and constitution.
Other Cabinet members:
Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy - John Swinney MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs – Fiona Hyslop MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights – Alex Neil MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment – Richard Lochhead MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training – Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning - Angela Constance MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities – Keith Brown MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport – Shona Robison MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Justice – Michael Matheson MSP
Lord Advocate - Frank Mulholland
Solicitor General - Lesley Thomson
Legislation enacted during the 2011-2016 Parliamentary term View full list of Acts