Michael Russell

Michael Russell is a TV producer and director, now working as an MSP for the Scottish National Party in Edinburgh's Holyrood parliament. Before taking up his seat as MSP he was Chief Executive of the party. He devised and edited the award-winning Glasgow - The Book, which celebrated Glasgow as the European City of Culture in 1990 and Edinburgh - A Celebration, published for the 1992 European Summit. Michael Russell was founder and first director of the Celtic Film and Television Festival, and among other programmes produced a documentary on Werner Kissling, which was transmitted by the BBC in 1996.