The benefits of news media journalism to society are being highlighted in a newspaper-industry campaign being launched on Monday May 13 and backed by The Courier. Michael Alexander reports.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Young Scottish geographers call on world to unite towards an ‘inclusive and sustainable’ future
Michael Alexander speaks to young Scottish geographers who, through the Perth-based Royal Scottish Geographical Society, are challenging the world to work together towards an ‘inclusive and sustainable’ future.
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.
Dundee University study: How improving oral health habits is getting to the root cause of dental decay at Perth Prison
Ahead of a Dundee University talk, Michael Alexander discovers how improving oral health habits is helping to rehabilitate prisoners at Perth.
KT Tunstall in Dundee: Why performing with Simple Minds and The Pretenders is ‘like going to rock school’
Ahead of her appearance at Slessor Gardens in Dundee with Simple Minds and The Pretenders, St Andrews-raised singer-songwriter KT Tunstall talks to Michael Alexander about ‘losing’ her Brit Award, her 'worst ever' busking experience in Dundee – and reveals why a forthcoming collaboration with 1970's rocker Suzi Quatro is a ‘real pleasure’.
The first ever major exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop music has opened at the National Museum of Scotland. Michael Alexander tuned in.
Dundee students’ artwork commemorates centenary of First World War in Scottish Parliament exhibition
Dundee students’ art work is included in an exhibition which opened at the Scottish Parliament on September 3 to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Michael Alexander reports.
Michael Alexander examines whether it’s time to put the brakes on ‘fast fashion’ for the sake of the environment and a sometimes exploited global workforce.
FEATURE: Oasis won’t get back together – but Fife band Shambolics could be ‘one of world’s biggest bands’, says Alan McGee
In an interview with The Courier, legendary music mogul Alan McGee tells Michael Alexander why he doesn’t think his old band Oasis will reform – but explains why he thinks recently signed Fife four-piece Shambolics could be ‘one of the biggest bands in the world’.
Head for heights: The Courier goes behind the scenes with Forth Road Bridge expansion joint engineers
Michael Alexander went ‘behind the scenes’ with engineers working on a £7 million Forth Road Bridge repair project