Is it viable to re-open the St Andrews and Levenmouth rail links? St Andrews University educated historian and author David Ross shares his view with Michael Alexander as he discusses his new book - Getting the Train: The History of Scotland's railways.
Why religion rather than UK identity has been a ‘greater influence’ on Scottish literature and culture over 300 years
St Andrews University Wardlaw Professor of Modern History Colin Kidd tells Michael Alexander why religion rather than UK identity has been the major influence on Scottish literature over the past 300 years.
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.
More than £50,000 in library fines is being paid in Tayside and Fife every year but the real figure could be even higher.
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.
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.
Fife-raised internationally bestselling author Ian Rankin has unveiled the programme for Rebusfest - a celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of John Rebus, one of crime fiction’s greatest and best-loved creations.