Skipper, ocean advocate, artist and environmental campaigner Emily Penn is leading a Round Britain sailing expedition to draw attention to the plastic pollution, and its potential health implications, in our seas. Michael Alexander spoke to her about the campaign.
Growing resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics is one of the biggest public health threats of modern times with the potential to cause 80,000 deaths in the UK over the next 20 years. But a team of scientists at St Andrews University - awarded a prestigious prize in London this week - is fighting back. Michael Alexander reports.
Michael Alexander speaks to former Fife police inspector Adrian Nessel who is helping transform policing in the Balkan states with methods that were pioneered in Fife.
As the UK’s new £3.1 billion aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth docks at its home port of Portsmouth for the first time after undergoing extensive sea trials, Michael Alexander looks back at the scale of the project which saw the vessel set sail from Rosyth at the end of June.
As the nation prepares for two minutes of silence on Armistice Day, a BBC Scotland radio documentary explores the role of Anstruther and Perth musicians who contributed to a musical composition written to mark 100 years since the end of the Battle of the Somme. Michael Alexander reports.
Michael Alexander examines the legacy of the critically acclaimed Black Watch play as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. A young man wearing a brown leather jacket steps timidly onto the stage, his eyes caught like rabbits in a headlight as he peers out at the audience seated before him.
A conference taking place at St Andrews University next month will shed new light on Scotland’s centuries-old relationship with Flanders, learns Michael Alexander. Migration has never been far from the news over the past decade whether it’s been issues surrounding the numbers of eastern Europeans settling in Scotland or debate over the number of refugees we should or shouldn’t take from Syria.
A leading MSP has said it is an “absolute outrage” that a Fife nuclear test veteran has been banned from making any further Freedom of Information requests by the Ministry of Defence.
‘Mixed emotions’ of former Fife aid worker as ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Mladic gets life for genocide
Fife man David Hamilton, who came under fire while delivering humanitarian aid to Sarajevo in the 1990s, tells Michael Alexander why he has “mixed emotions” about the sentencing of Bosnian Serb war criminal Ratko Mladic.
A celebrated rock and celebrity photographer originally from Dundee has told how he ended up on a “bit of a high” after former President Barack Obama shook his hand as he played the Old Course.