Scottish business owners believe that the next UK Government should lower the cost of doing business while offering fresh help for the self-employed, according to a poll.
As plans to trigger another Scottish independence referendum are announced, Michael Alexander takes the pulse of business, education and individuals across Courier Country at the prospect of indyref2.
Householders affected by so-called ‘hedge rage’ are being invited to have their say on the effectiveness of recently approved Scottish Parliament legislation. Michael Alexander reports.
As it tackles yet another crisis, what is the future of the Labour Party in Scotland? Michael Alexander sought the opinions of several political experts.
As the Scottish Government publishes draft legislation suggesting that a second independence referendum could be held in spring 2018, is Dundee still a ‘Yes’ city? Michael Alexander spoke to Dundonians on both sides of the debate.
The Scottish Youth Parliament has been rocked by the resignation of at least seven of its members amid calls for structural change and amid claims of bullying, sexism and stifled debate, The Courier can reveal.
Should young people be able to opt out of religious observance in schools, or is religious literacy vital to avoid radicalisation and intolerance? As the Scottish Government’s position on religious observance is challenged by humanists, MICHAEL ALEXANDER looks at the arguments for and against change.
In the fifth and final part of our pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets Perthshire-based Scottish Conservative candidate Murdo Fraser who leads the Mid Scotland and Fife regional list for the Tories.
In the fourth part of our pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie who is battling to reclaim the former Lib Dem bastion of North East Fife from the SNP.
In the second part of a pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets SNP candidate Jenny Gilruth who is vying to replace Nationalist veteran Tricia Marwick in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency.