To mark the 15th anniversary of Fife-born football legend Jim Baxter’s death, his former Black Watch drill instructor at Perth spills the beans to MICHAEL ALEXANDER.
Black Watch soldiers scarred by war – ‘His uniform is stained with blood and he is cradling an Afghan girl, a girl who will not survive’
Over the last decade Britain has sent thousands of people into combat.
Mother of Black Watch soldier – ‘I would hate to see another drop of British blood spilled in Afghanistan’
The mother of a Perthshire Black Watch soldier who committed suicide after returning from combat in Afghanistan has said she would “hate to see another drop of British blood spilled” there.
When Britain’s prototype tank nicknamed Little Willie rolled off the assembly line in 1915, it was far from an overnight success. It weighed 14 tons, got stuck in trenches and crawled over rough terrain at only two miles per hour.
In an exclusive interview to mark the week that could have seen ‘Independence Day’ for Scotland, two Courier Country men speak to MICHAEL ALEXANDER about their involvement in the hiding of what some regard as the ‘real’ Stone of Destiny in the 1990s.
Authorities say the worst of Storm Desmond is now over, although a number of flood warnings remain in place in Scotland.
If trees could talk, then the gnarled and ancient Birnam Oak which rests wearily on crutches on the south bank of the River Tay at Birnam would surely have some amazing tales to tell.
A hidden belt used to smuggle whisky from illicit stills will be just one of the items to feature in the Festival of Museums celebrations in Perth.
‘Of all the things I’ve investigated, wildlife crime was the most difficult’ says retired Tayside police officer
Scotland has the strongest wildlife legislation in the UK. And yet the difficulties securing wildlife crime prosecutions remain very real, according to retired Tayside police officer Alan Stewart, who was Scotland’s first full-time wildlife crime officer.
A historic tower which boasts a prime location on a wooded hill near Perth has been sold.