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Short and tweet: Michael Russell's departure

Hugely privileged to be CabSecELL [Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning] for 1,815 days and learned something in every one. Wish new CabSecELL all success in a wonderful job. #reshuffle

@Feorlean

Proud to be part of the first gender-balanced Scottish government Cabinet. #5050

@AConstanceMSP

Warm wishes to @Feorlean following his departure as education secretary. No doubt he still has a tremendous amount to give Scottish political life.

@kdugdalemsp

Good luck to @Feorlean. Personally I think he's done a cracking job. Not without its bumps along the way, CfE [Curriculum for Excellence] is a vast improvement.

@realcolinquinn

@Feorlean Delighted you have gone! Ruined Scottish education with this liberal wishy-washy Curriculum for Excellence shite!

@Limes12

Thank you for acknowledging the professionalism of Scotland's teachers and your willingness to listen.

@sharonhayward68

Thanks for your informed, reflective and forward-looking approach to leading education in Scotland. You'll be missed.

@Vonniemc

Thanks for all you did in your work on getting children to learn and play outdoors. You have helped change education for the better.

@CreativeSTAR

Thanks for nothing.

@jockglass

@Feorlean Many thanks for your commitment to universities and all sectors of Scottish education. A good job done well.

@dmross63

@Feorlean brought stature to the role over many years. That gave schools continuity and, crucially, called the tertiary sector's academic bluff.

@DavidSBerry

@Feorlean, thanks for massive funding cuts to colleges, student support and student places in further education. HE is happy, though, so all good!

@a_holligan

All the best, @Feorlean. We've had a strong critical friendship, not always agreeing, but achieving significant wins for students.

@nusScotland

It was essential for someone to tackle the bloated and inefficient college sector. @Feorlean deserves credit.

@caltonview

No doubt about it, @Feorlean made a huge impact on Scottish education. Biggest shake up to #FE in 20 years.

@cuthbertneil

@Feorlean very hard-working and involved Cabinet secretary. What's your wish for @AConstanceMSP?

@parents_sptc

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