MIchael Russell MSP


Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and  Bute .

Professor in Scottish Culture and Governance, The University of Glasgow 

Member of the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.  Joint Convener Cross Party Group Read more...

MIchael Russell MSP


Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and  Bute .

Professor in Scottish Culture and Governance, The University of Glasgow 

Member of the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.  Joint Convener Cross Party Group on Malawi.

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

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