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.
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.
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.
Rural crime: Stolen tractors from Courier country farms being used as ‘international currency’ by brazen gangs
In the second part of our spotlight on rural crime in Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander hears why there’s no room for complacency in the battle against equipment theft and livestock worrying.
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.
Lost At Sea: Why the loss of her trawlerman father inspired playwright Morna Young to become a writer
Ahead of the world premiere of her epic play Lost At Sea at Perth Theatre, Michael Alexander finds out from Moray-raised playwright, actress and musician Morna Young how the death of her father inspired her to become a writer.
Interview: Why the new Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane aims to ‘heal the wounds’ of society
Michael Alexander meets the newly installed Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane Ian Paton at the seat of the Scottish Episcopal Church in Perth.
‘More relevant than ever’, says chief executive as Royal Scottish Geographical Society celebrates 10 years in Perth
As the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) marks its first decade in Perth on September 6, Michael Alexander speaks to chief executive Mike Robinson about its relevance in the modern world.
Could the dualling of the A9 - part of a £3 billion upgrade of the Perth to Inverness road - put the Killiecrankie battlefield at risk? Michael Alexander reports.
Claim that trains between Edinburgh and Perth are slow coaches of Britain is ‘flawed’, say transport chiefs
As new research suggests Edinburgh to Perth trains are amongst the slowest in the UK, is it time to invest in a new direct rail link with the capital, or is the speed study simply flawed? Michael Alexander reports.