Fife witch expert Lenny Low tells Michael Alexander how he came to receive new information about the fate of an 18th century East Neuk man tortured to death after being wrongly accused of ‘witchcraft’.
Battle of the River Forth 80th anniversary: How The Courier reported first Luftwaffe bombing raid of Second World War
Michael Alexander delves into The Courier archives to see how the first air raid of the Second World War over the Firth of Forth 80 years ago on October 16, 1939, was reported.
If you think the recent cold snap has been bad, it is as nothing compared to the scenes in Courier Country 35 years ago.
A campaign has been launched to remember the exiled Polish soldiers who were stationed in Cupar, Fife, during the Second World War – and the many who settled in the area afterwards. Michael Alexander reports.
He is thought to have been the world’s first full-time science fiction writer. He was friends with Robert Louis Stevenson. His stories contained inventions and ideas that would become reality but not for another 100 years or more.
St Andrews University has had a number of famous rectors over the years. Those who have held the post include playwright JM Barrie and Monty Python star John Cleese. In 1916 Sir Douglas Haig, commander of the British Army during the Battle of the Somme, was awarded the honour.
An argument in a Dunfermline fish and chip shop led to the death of a disabled musician. David McFarlane suffered stab wounds to the neck in the street brawl.
A soldier was jailed for a month after attacking a comrade with a razor. Neil McLauchlin needed 12 stitches in his arm after the attack. The Sheriff remarked that a more fitting sentence would be to sent John Ferger to the front.
A fishing crew from Cellardyke rescued 500 men whose ship had been hit by a mine. In recognition of his bravery, the Skipper John Hughes was given the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
The First World War produced many Victoria Cross winners, among them Dunfermline's John Erskine.