They were a disgrace to civilisation, according to critics, but the bothies of Perth, Angus, Fife and Kincardine provided no shortage of material for Courier letter writers in the 19th Century.
One figure stood out among the parade of rogues, rapists and robbers who trooped into the dock at Perth circuit court in October 1851.
A Classic Christmas takes a nostalgic look at Christmases past. Steve Finan tells Caroline Lindsay how DC Thomson’s archives inspired the book
William McGonagall may have been Dundee’s most infamous poet but in the late 1800s he hatched a plan to defect to Perth.
United Free minister JW Slater occupies just a footnote in our archives but he was an unsung hero who prevented bloodshed or even the loss of life in Scone.
The life of a ghost in Victorian Scotland was not an easy calling.
One of Dundee’s early taxi drivers finally snapped when he caught a boy dragging his tackety boots down his polished paintwork.
Possessed by unbridled avarice and wicked indifference, John Kirkcaldy and Alexander Hay prowled Dundee hunting for easy prey and money.
Forget the Beast from the East, the Thirteen Drifty Days was a grown-up storm in 1674 that devastated much of Scotland.
Greenmarket on a Saturday night in the Victorian era was a recreation ground for Dundee’s workers.