Born in London in 1942 to an Irish mother and a Glaswegian father, Andy Irvine started out as a child actor, before he was inspired as a teenager by the songs of his great hero Woody Guthrie to move into singing.
A crowdfunding page has been set up to support Dick Gaughan, noted writer and performer of folk and social protest songs, as he prepares to undergo medical care.
A confused member of the public dialled 999 to check what height he was in a new list of problem calls released by Police Scotland.
It's typical that we make lists at this time of year as a way to take stock of what has passed, but the subject of death is always difficult to digest.
T2 Trainspotting director Danny Boyle duked it out with stars Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in a quick-fire quiz on 1996.
A long-running charity that specialises in organising derby football matches is set to pay tribute to a fan who realised his dream by donning a Dunfermline top and sending a few to the back of the net.
As we approach the end of a year which has been roundly regarded as a challenging and tumultuous one for most, we reveal the top ten stories that captured your attention.
The Courier's fifth annual poll of 100 local inspirational figures who have shaped our year has been revealed.
Currently appearing as Paw Broon in The Broons' theatrical debut tour around Scotland, actor Paul Riley tells us about reprising his role as Winston in hit TV show Still Game after nine years away.
An aborted Better Together campaign video from the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, depicting our physical severance from the United Kingdom, has been unearthed.