Firebrand preacher Francis George Widdows was the darling of the Orange Order in Dundee.
‘A disgrace to civilisation’ – When the bothies of Tayside and Fife were so cold men’s trousers froze solid
They were a disgrace to civilisation, according to critics, but the bothies of Perth, Angus, Fife and Kincardine provided no shortage of material for Courier letter writers in the 19th Century.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: How a pint-sized petty thief faced being transported Down Under with rapists and robbers
One figure stood out among the parade of rogues, rapists and robbers who trooped into the dock at Perth circuit court in October 1851.
The demons of Dundee’s nights tormented poor Peter Priggins throughout 1862 and finally drove him to delirium on Christmas Eve.
A Classic Christmas takes a nostalgic look at Christmases past. Steve Finan tells Caroline Lindsay how DC Thomson’s archives inspired the book
William McGonagall may have been Dundee’s most infamous poet but in the late 1800s he hatched a plan to defect to Perth.
United Free minister JW Slater occupies just a footnote in our archives but he was an unsung hero who prevented bloodshed or even the loss of life in Scone.
The life of a ghost in Victorian Scotland was not an easy calling.
Possessed by unbridled avarice and wicked indifference, John Kirkcaldy and Alexander Hay prowled Dundee hunting for easy prey and money.
William Bremner’s cunningly inventive mind, audacity and rubber-like limbs made him a prince among Kirriemuir’s thieves.