Alex Salmond, the former leader of the SNP, has confirmed he will stand for the Westminster parliament at May's general election.
He will stand for the Aberdeenshire seat of Gordon, currently held by the Lib Dems.
Salmond will remain as a MSP until the 2016 Scottish parliament election.
If elected to Westminster in 2015, he will donate one of his salaries to a local youth charity. Salmond also confirmed he has no desire to lead the group of SNP MPs at Westminster, even though he has a significantly higher profile than any of the party's representatives in UK-wide parliament.
Salmond's Lib Dem opponent said the constituency voted No in the independence referendum and will do so again:
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