Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll & Bute from 5th May 2011 (previously Regional Member for South of Scotland 1999-2003 and 2007-2011)

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, The Scottish Government (2009-14) . Previously Minister for Environment (2007-9) and Minis Read more...

Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll & Bute from 5th May 2011 (previously Regional Member for South of Scotland 1999-2003 and 2007-2011)

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).

Political and cultural commentator, author of seven books including one novel , former TV producer. Married and lives in rural Argyll.