MIchael Russell MSP


Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and  Bute 

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe. 

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, The Scottish Government (2009-14) .   Previously  Minister for Environment &nb Read more...

MIchael Russell MSP


Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and  Bute 

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe. 

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, The Scottish Government (2009-14) .   Previously  Minister for Environment  (2007-9) and Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution (2009).  

MSP for the South of Scotland Region 1999 -2003 and 2007- 2011

Professor in Scottish Culture & Governance, The University of Glasgow 2015/16. Former SNP Chief Executive. Founder & First Director, Celtic Media Festival.

Political and cultural commentator, author of seven books including one novel , former TV producer.  

Married and lives in rural Argyll.