Following recent crises to recruit sufficient community council nominees in some parts of Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander discovers there are challenges to be overcome - but local democracy is far from dead.
As concerns mount over the long term mental health impact of smart phone technology and social media on young minds - or the so-called 'i-Gen' generation - Michael Alexander asks if is it time for mobile phones to be completely banned from schools?
In an exclusive sit-down interview to mark the opening of the V&A Dundee, Michael Alexander speaks to the world renowned architect and designer of the building Kengo Kuma about his inspirations and hopes for the project.
Lord Charles Bruce gives Michael Alexander a tour of Fife's Broomhall House - ancestral home of the Bruce clan which has been opened up to high-end guests for the first time - and explains why politics continue influencing the famous Scottish dynasty.
Ahead of her appearance at Slessor Gardens in Dundee with Simple Minds and The Pretenders, St Andrews-raised singer-songwriter KT Tunstall talks to Michael Alexander about ‘losing’ her Brit Award, her 'worst ever' busking experience in Dundee – and reveals why a forthcoming collaboration with 1970's rocker Suzi Quatro is a ‘real pleasure’.