The benefits of news media journalism to society are being highlighted in a newspaper-industry campaign being launched on Monday May 13 and backed by The Courier. Michael Alexander reports.
Rural crime: Stolen tractors from Courier country farms being used as ‘international currency’ by brazen gangs
In the second part of our spotlight on rural crime in Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander hears why there’s no room for complacency in the battle against equipment theft and livestock worrying.
In the first of a two-part series, Michael Alexander speaks to Police Scotland and a Kinross-shire farmer about the costly impact of rural crime and hears about the action being taken to fight back against the brazen work of serious organised crime gangs.
Scottish Parliament 20th anniversary: ‘Utter contempt’ by Westminster could lead to Scottish independence, says former Labour First Minister Henry McLeish
Michael Alexander speaks to former Labour First Minister Henry McLeish about the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament and the future of Scottish politics.
Scottish Parliament 20th anniversary: Holyrood’s greatest achievement is being ’embedded’ in Scottish life, says former Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick
Michael Alexander speaks to former Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick about the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament - and her vision of the future.
Stand-up for Fife: Comedian Phill Jupitus on why he loves life living in the East Neuk – and his dismay that Britain is acting like a ‘self-harming teenager’
Ahead of his Scottish tour, Michael Alexander hears from comedian Phill Jupitus about his love for life in Fife - and why, because of Brexit, he no longer talks about politics on stage.
Michael Alexander hears why there’s something for everyone at the new Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition which opens at the V&A Dundee on April 20.
Prestigious Tokyo exhibition keeps St Andrews’ role in the development of Scottish photography in the frame
Michael Alexander hears how a prestigious museum in Japan is keeping St Andrews’ 'forgotten' role in the development of Scottish photography in the frame.
Lost At Sea: Why the loss of her trawlerman father inspired playwright Morna Young to become a writer
Ahead of the world premiere of her epic play Lost At Sea at Perth Theatre, Michael Alexander finds out from Moray-raised playwright, actress and musician Morna Young how the death of her father inspired her to become a writer.
From behind closed doors: Domestic abuse survivors tell their stories of overcoming ‘shame, guilt and fear’
With the launch of new legislation on April 1 that criminalises psychological domestic abuse in Scotland, Michael Alexander spoke to several domestic abuse survivors in Fife and heard why reported cases in Scotland are likely to be the tip of the iceberg.