Ahead of a Royal Scottish Geographical Society talk in Perth, journalist Rebecca Lowe tells Michael Alexander why she was inspired to cycle from London to Tehran to break down barriers and challenge misconceptions about the Middle East.
It is the enchanting spectacle in the heart of a Perthshire forest that last year fought off the likes of the Magical Lantern Festival in London and the Diwali Festival of Lights to be crowned Britain’s best cultural event at the UK Event Awards.
As a festival in Kinross marks the 450th anniversary of Mary Queen of Scots’ abdication and imprisonment at Loch Leven Castle, tourism chiefs hope more people will visit sites associated with the tragic monarch throughout Scotland - including sites in Tayside and Fife. Michael Alexander reports.
As new research suggests Edinburgh to Perth trains are amongst the slowest in the UK, is it time to invest in a new direct rail link with the capital, or is the speed study simply flawed? Michael Alexander reports.
A ‘bird’s eye’ view painting of Perth by an artist famed for his bright and quirky style is being made available to buy with limited edition prints being sold and some of the proceeds going to the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS).
When it was reported recently that a giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea, it was not much of a surprise to freelance wildlife and documentary cameraman Doug Allan.
The distinguished and sometimes tragic story of Black Watch soldiers in the 20th century is being explored in the new official authoritative history of Scotland's oldest Highland regiment. Michael Alexander spoke to the author.