Michael Russell - Legislative Consent Debate

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell

Presiding Officer,

When Donald Dewar spoke at the opening of the

Childcare recruitment - New campaign focusing on career changers

Career changers are being targeted in a new campaign to recruit more childcare staff.

Families across Scotland are set to benefit

Huge expansion of early learning and childcare

Almost a billion pounds to fully fund childcare

Almost a billion pounds will be invested annually to fund the huge expansion

Legislation to establish Scottish social security

A Bill allowing the Scottish Government to make the first social security payments later this year has been passed by

Scotland and Malawi - Global Goals Partnership

First Minister and President of Malawi sign new agreement.

A framework outlining Scotland and Malawi’s joint commitment to realising the United

Newly restored Great Polish Map of Scotland and a 3D model unveiled

3D model of Great Polish Map of Scotland launched.

The 3D model, which has been created by Historic Environment Scotland (HES),

Scotland and China collaborate on social enterprise

World leading expertise to support social entrepreneurs.

Specialist expertise from Scotland is to help grow and sustain social enterprises in China.


Pinney's: New Group to explore options for retaining Annan processing jobs

A new multi-partner group is to be set up to explore all options to safeguard the future of the Pinney's factory,

Giant dinosaur footprints found on the Isle of Skye

A team of researchers led by University of Edinburgh paleontology student Paige dePolo has cataloged around 50 footprints. Drone photographs

Michael Russell: ‘Scottish interests must not be swept aside.’

The outcome of this week’s EU talks demonstrates why the UK Government must urgently reverse its decision to shut Scotland

Protection for the world’s biggest flame shell bed

Loch Carron to receive permanent marine protection.

Steps are being taken to safeguard a Scottish flame shell reef – as the

Mike Russell has written to all MSPs - Withdrawal Bill amendment plans

Mike Russell has written to all MSPs about the UK Governments Withdrawal Bill amendment plans

Mike Russells letter:

“The UK Government has

Parliament backs migration powers

Cross-party support for tailored migration policy

Cross-party support was secured for a Scottish Government motion setting out the need for a

Scotland Makes New Human Rights Declaration

More than 100 groups which include trade unions, national charities and professional bodies from across Scotland have joined together to

Holyrood suspends indyref2 debate after Westminster attack

All parliamentary business has now been suspended by the presiding officer Ken Macintosh.

MSPs were debating a motion which would have

After nearly a year in the remote West Highlands

The contestants on Channel 4’s reality show Eden have left the Scottish wilderness to discover that the show was taken

Scotland could remain in EU

The European Parliament’s constitutional affairs committee has published research saying there was enough "constitutional flexibility" for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Indyref2 backed by Holyrood

SNP and Green MSPs have voted together to obtain a majority for the First Minister’s motion to seek a section

Scottish Government set to block the Great Repeal Bill

Today, the Great Repeal Bill has been published by the UK Government.

Scottish Brexit minister Mike Russell has responded by saying that:

First minister sends out image of her drafting Section 30 letter

Nicola Sturgeon’s letter, to be released on Friday, will request the UK Government for section 30 powers under the Scotland Act.

The transfer of

24 Royal Bank of Scotland branches to close

A total of 24 Royal Bank of Scotland branches are to close this year.

A Lloyds spokesman stated that 100 branches

Better with Willie Rennie and his amigo's

The Liberal Democrat leader in Scotland Willie Rennie, has pledged that his party's councillors will 'champion' local areas, as he

14 current Tory MPs could be prosecuted

After the Conservative Party was fined a record £70000, Tory MP's could be prosecuted over 2015 spending.

At least 14 current

4 party leaders lined up together

MSP’s including @NicolaSturgeon, @kezdugdale, @patrickharvie and @willie_rennie at the rape clause protest outside Holyrood after

"strong voices" to fight Scotland's corner

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed claims she is avoiding talking about Scottish independence.

"My opponents are ridiculous. They go