The spiritual pull of Iona has influenced writers for centuries, and now its legacy is explored by St Andrews University Professor Robert Crawford in his latest publication – ‘The Book of Iona: An Anthology’. Michael Alexander met him.
Hollywood actor Alan Cumming and survival expert Ray Mears are among the big names taking part in the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF).
Move over Rabbie Burns! Has history overlooked a working class 19th century Dundee writer known as the People’s Poet? MICHAEL ALEXANDER spoke to a Dundee literary expert to find out more.
Writers including Val McDermid, Michel Faber and Kate Mosse will make appearances during Scotland's fourth national celebration of books and reading, organisers have announced.
More than £50,000 in library fines is being paid in Tayside and Fife every year but the real figure could be even higher.
Sir Chris Hoy is to co-author a series of children's books about the adventures of a budding young cyclist.
A historian has unearthed the first unseen Sherlock Holmes story in over 80 years.
Crime-writing farmer James Oswald’s works could soon be on TV, four years after a chance conversation stopped him quitting writing to farm full-time.
Everyone knows the Wright brothers made the first powered flight. Or did they? A new book claims a young man from Dundee may have flown the world’s first aeroplane.
For more than 160 years Dundee sent ships to the Arctic to hunt whales. A remarkable new book documents this vital part of the city’s history with fascinating photographs. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.