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.
Michael Alexander hears about efforts to promote the Gaelic language in Fife.
How archaeology could transform knowledge of relations between Fife’s ancient Picts and the Roman Empire
Michael Alexander spent a day with an archaeological team on the East Lomond hill in Fife and discovered how recent digs could shed new light on Scotland’s early history.
Michael Alexander speaks to National Library of Scotland senior map curator Christopher Fleet about a forthcoming talk in Pitlochry about military maps.
‘Don’t let prejudice win’, Jewish-German refugee Henry Wuga who survived the Holocaust warns Tayside pupils
Michael Alexander meets former Jewish-German refugee Henry Wuga who escaped the Holocaust on the Kindertransport only to be wrongly accused of being a spy after evacuation to Perthshire during the Second World War.
With Halloween upon us, should Scotland’s ‘witches’ who were persecuted in centuries gone by be pardoned? Michael Alexander sought the opinions of historians.
Michael Alexander visits Fort George – current home of The Black Watch - as the historic monument and still active army barracks marks its 250th anniversary.
FEATURE: Second World War 80th anniversary: How centuries-old bonds between Scotland and Poland were strengthened
Eighty years after Nazi aggression led to the outbreak of the Second World War, Michael Alexander looks at the indelible links between Poland and Scotland that were strengthened during the devastating conflict and its aftermath.
500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, what lessons can be learned in modern Scotland?
Five hundred years after the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Michael Alexander examines the bloody role of St Andrews in the Scottish Reformation that followed and asks Scotland’s modern day Catholic and Protestant leaders what lessons can be learned from a tubulent past.
HOGMANAY: Award-winning Scots language expert Billy Kay on why Scotland’s traditions are the toast of the world
As Hogmanay approaches, Michael Alexander speaks to Scots expert Billy Kay about the world’s fascination with Scottish New Year traditions.