World leading Tibetology map expert Dr Diana Lange of Germany gives Michael Alexander a preview of a talk she is giving at The McManus in Dundee on the 'Tibet Collection' of 19th Century Dundee-raised doctor Thomas Wise.
Sports fans from across Dundee and Angus turned out this weekend to test their strength as the British and Irish Tug of War Championships arrived in the City of Discovery for the first time.
The two-day event was held at Piperdam Leisure Resort in Fowlis throughout Saturday and Sunday, and showcased the top tug of war talent.
Scottish competitors usually face a trip to Wales or Ireland for the annual championships but guests from around the world made their way to the popular resort for the competition’s Courier Country debut.
Indoor tug of war differs from the outdoor summer sport in a number of ways, with pullers placed on rubber mats and wearing specially-designed flat rubber-soled shoes.
More than 100 years after the abandonment and loss of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship the Endurance, a team of scientists are on the hunt for the stricken vessel at the bottom of the Weddell Sea. Michael Alexander reports.