Video - Nicola Sturgeon: 'Scotland's Future: the case for an independent Scotland'
14 February 2014
This video contains flash photography.
Nicola Sturgeon was born in Irvine in 1970 and educated at Greenwood Academy.
She studied law at the University of Glasgow, where she graduated with LLB (Hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice.
Before entering the Scottish Parliament she worked as a solicitor in the Drumchapel Law and Money Advice Centre in Glasgow. She was elected MSP for Glasgow in 1999, and is now MSP for Glasgow Southside.
Before being appointed Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing after the May 2007 election she had been Shadow Minister for Education, Health & Community Care and Justice.
She is currently Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities.