As Courier Country basks in the afterglow of high profile international movie productions such as period drama Outlander and historical epic The Outlaw King, Michael Alexander asks if the area can further benefit from the film and TV industry in future.
‘If I could take off to the hills I probably would,’ says ‘Godmother of freak folk’ Vashti Bunyan ahead of rare Fife gig
Ahead of a rare performance in Fife, Michael Alexander speaks to the ‘Godmother of freak folk’ Vashti Bunyan and hears why disillusionment with society in 1968 reminds her of the times we live in now.
Power of the Scots language in traditional Angus song celebrated in new BBC Radio Scotland documentary
Ahead of his latest BBC Radio Scotland programme Sangsters, Newport-based broadcaster Billy Kay tells Michael Alexander why Scots song – including Tayside classics - is a national treasure.
Perth College UHI music business course scores 100% student satisfaction rating for second year running
For the second year running, the Music Business degree course at Perth College UHI has achieved a 100% student satisfaction rating.
Michael Alexander discovered why Holiday Inn Express at Southwark was an ideal base to get into the Christmas spirit during 48 hours in London.
Asian Odyssey: We Were Kings Scottish film premiere to take place at DCA following ‘amazing’ adventure
He is the self-proclaimed history nerd who picked up his first book on Burma in 2007 whilst reading for a history degree at Cambridge University.
A rightful place in history: Remembering the South Pacific legacy of Broughty Ferry botanist David Reid Tait
Michael Alexander hears about early 20th century Broughty Ferry botanist David Reid Tait and his global legacy.
Russian Holocaust movie celebrates centuries-old Russo-Scots ties – and serves as ‘diabolical’ warning from history
Michael Alexander speaks to a former Soviet Army soldier and Russo-Scots cultural ambassador who explains why he has been motivated to organise a special Oscar-nominated Holocaust film screening of Sobibor in Aberdeen.
When up-and-coming Fife band Shambolics take to the stage at the 700-capacity Lourenzos in Dunfermline on December 1, it’ll be three years to the day since the band performed in front of just seven people at the town’s P.J. Molloys.
Monkey business: What St Andrews University researchers are learning about human evolution from our closest relatives
Michael Alexander speaks to St Andrews University psychologist Dr Amanda Seed about the 10th anniversary of the pioneering Living Links monkey research project run in collaboration with Edinburgh Zoo.