On the 10th anniversary of Scotland setting ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions, and as protests for greater change continue, Perth-based Royal Scottish Geographical Society chief executive Mike Robinson tells Michael Alexander what he thinks has to be done next.
From the travelling circus of terrors to the zombie maze, the fourth annual Spirits of Scone offers visitors the ultimate fright night experience in the grounds of Scone Palace from October 25 to October 31, creative director Vicky Glennie tells Michael Alexander...
Ahead of a new TV documentary series following Scotland’s paramedics, a Fife mum tells Michael Alexander how her half-drowned son was saved by the ‘unsung heroes’ of the Scottish Ambulance Service, while Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, based at Perth, gives an insight into its life-saving role.
Michael Alexander reflects on the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings which involved thousands of Black Watch troops with links to Tayside and Fife, and speaks to another veteran who was there.
Groundbreaking efforts by 19th century Perthshire farmer to propagate giant redwood trees recognised
A Carse of Gowrie grain merchant, fruit farmer, forester and landowner who contributed to the world’s understanding of horticulture, silviculture and agriculture in the 19th century has been officially recognised as having been the first to introduce giant redwood trees to the world outside of their native California, a relative has said.
From a 6000-mile trek, being nanny to Prince William and having his life story bought by Brad Pitt, Michael Alexander profiles Conservative leadership candidate Rory Stewart, who has family links to Perthshire and Angus.
From D-Day to 2019: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 75th anniversary in the spotlight ahead of Cateran Yomp
As ABF The Soldiers’ Charity marks its 75th anniversary at this year’s Cateran Yomp in Perthshire, Michael Alexander found out about the difference the charity makes to veterans of all ages.
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.
‘It’s amazing who’s played there’, says Yorkshire-based blues-rock guitarist Chantel McGregor ahead of Kinross gig
Told by major record labels at 14 that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that”, female guitar prodigy Chantel McGregor wisely ignored the comments and enrolled at the Leeds College of Music where she became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions.
Michael Alexander speaks to international endurance swimmer and maritime lawyer Lewis Pugh as he prepares to bring his oceans advocate message to Perth.