Personal Information

Michael's interests include photography and cooking.

  • Member for: Argyll and Bute
  • Party: Scottish National Party
  • Date of Birth: 09 August 1953

Michael is the author of seven books and is Professor of Scottish Culture and Governance at the University of Glasgow.


    Marr College, Troon
    Edinburgh University

    Career History:

    Michael has served as a minister in the Scottish Government for various portfolios; Minister for Environment (2007-09), Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution (2009), and as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (2009-11; 2011-14).

    He has worked in a variety of media sectors and in a variety of places including Edinburgh, the Western Isles, Inverness and Glasgow.



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