In the first of two special interviews with the new MPs of Courier Country, Michael Alexander meets Angus Conservative MP Kirstene Hair who talks about the work ethic that was instilled into her growing up on the family farm - and reveals why, a year before she became an MP, she chose not to vote in the 2016 Brexit referendum - instead letting 'everyone else' decide.
Look out those tartan scarves and flares!
After two decades of success, Arbroath Sea Fest will marks its 21st birthday this weekend with a new name and a fresh focus on the maritime larder of Angus.
American bounty hunter Christian Matlock, originally from Brechin, speaks exclusively to Michael Alexander about how a recent BBC Scotland documentary has changed his life.
One of the great engineering achievements of the 19th century, the Bell Rock lighthouse off the coast of Arbroath still inspires awe. Michael Alexander speaks to one of the technicians who helps keep its light shining bright.
“We are still disgusting punk scum – but we don’t want to talk about the past too much – we are very much about the present!” declared Fife legend and front man Richard Jobson as he took to the stage in Montrose Town Hall for the latest installment of The Skids’ 40th anniversary tour- a road journey across the UK and Ireland which Jobson described as “magical, overwhelming and moving”.
‘The anger behind our songs is as relevant now as it was in the 1970s’, says Skids front man Richard Jobson
Ahead of 40th anniversary tour gigs in Montrose and Dunfermline, The Skids frontman Richard Jobson speaks to Michael Alexander about his love for the Fife and Angus coast – and why the “passionate” songs he wrote in the 1970s are as relevant as ever in today’s troubled political times.
The Courier hits the small and big screens this week with the launch of a new promotional campaign.
Arbroath’s largest private sector employer Journeycall has secured a new £2 million contract with Transport for London (TfL) to provide support for the capital’s so-called ‘Boris Bikes’ cycle hire scheme.
A Montrose-based company is planning to build a luxury holiday park near Fettercairn.