Fife witch expert Lenny Low tells Michael Alexander how he came to receive new information about the fate of an 18th century East Neuk man tortured to death after being wrongly accused of ‘witchcraft’.
Battle of the River Forth 80th anniversary: How The Courier reported first Luftwaffe bombing raid of Second World War
Michael Alexander delves into The Courier archives to see how the first air raid of the Second World War over the Firth of Forth 80 years ago on October 16, 1939, was reported.
If you think the recent cold snap has been bad, it is as nothing compared to the scenes in Courier Country 35 years ago.
A campaign has been launched to remember the exiled Polish soldiers who were stationed in Cupar, Fife, during the Second World War – and the many who settled in the area afterwards. Michael Alexander reports.
St Andrews University has had a number of famous rectors over the years. Those who have held the post include playwright JM Barrie and Monty Python star John Cleese. In 1916 Sir Douglas Haig, commander of the British Army during the Battle of the Somme, was awarded the honour.
The First World War produced many Victoria Cross winners, among them Dunfermline's John Erskine.
An argument in a Dunfermline fish and chip shop led to the death of a disabled musician. David McFarlane suffered stab wounds to the neck in the street brawl.
A soldier was jailed for a month after attacking a comrade with a razor. Neil McLauchlin needed 12 stitches in his arm after the attack. The Sheriff remarked that a more fitting sentence would be to sent John Ferger to the front.
The most famous group of footballers to sign up are the Hearts players who joined McCrae’s Battalion. However across the country players from other teams also joined the ranks. On this day in 1916, The Courier reported the death of Dunfermline half-back (midfielder) David Izzat.
A fishing crew from Cellardyke rescued 500 men whose ship had been hit by a mine. In recognition of his bravery, the Skipper John Hughes was given the Distinguished Conduct Medal.