MIchael Russell MSP


Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and  Bute  from May 2011.

Cabinet Secretary for Government Business & Constitutional Relations, The Scottish Government (from 26th June 2018)

Previously Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, &nb Read more...

MIchael Russell MSP


Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and  Bute  from May 2011.

Cabinet Secretary for Government Business & Constitutional Relations, The Scottish Government (from 26th June 2018)

Previously Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe,  ( 2016 - 18) , Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, (2009-14) ,Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution (2009), Minister for Environment (2007-09). 

MSP for the South of Scotland Region, 1999 -2003 and 2007- 11.  

SNP Parliamentary Business Manager (1999-2000).  Shadow Minister for  Children, Education & Culture (2000-03) .

Honorary Professor in the College of Arts, The  University of Glasgow from 1st February 2017.   Part time Professor in Scottish Culture & Governance, The University of Glasgow 15th May 2015 to 1st September 2016. 

SNP Chief Executive (1994-99) , Director Eala Bhan Ltd (1991-2009)), Executive Director Network Scotland Ltd (1983-91) , Founder  & First Director, Celtic Media Festival (1980-83), Director Cinema Sgire (1977-81) Creative Producer, Church of Scotland (1974-77).

Educated at the University of Edinburgh (MA 1970-74), & The Marr College , Troon (1964-70).

Former TV Producer, political and cultural writer and commentator.   Author of seven books including one novel 

Married and lives in rural Argyll.