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?
Interview: Project manager John Tavendale reveals why V&A Dundee is the ‘massive pinnacle’ of his career
Michael Alexander speaks to V&A Dundee project manager John Tavendale about working on the 'massive pinnacle' of his career
EXCLUSIVE: V&A Dundee architect Kengo Kuma on why he is ‘very satisfied’ – and why Dundee has such ‘great potential’
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.
An award-winning Tayside song writer has immortalised the opening of the V&A Dundee in the style of his favourite poet William Topaz McGonagall.
As a national campaign called ‘Scroll Free September’ continues, would a dose of digital detox do you good? Michael Alexander hears why taking a break from social media is perhaps worth considering.
‘More relevant than ever’, says chief executive as Royal Scottish Geographical Society celebrates 10 years in Perth
As the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) marks its first decade in Perth on September 6, Michael Alexander speaks to chief executive Mike Robinson about its relevance in the modern world.
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.
KT Tunstall in Dundee: Why performing with Simple Minds and The Pretenders is ‘like going to rock school’
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’.
Is vertical farming the future for agriculture on a planet where 900 million people suffer from chronic hunger or a distraction from other, more fundamental climate problems? Michael Alexander reports