Michael Alexander speaks to Dundee-raised senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office official Roddy Drummond who has been on a fact-finding mission to Scotland - and found time to visit his home city - ahead of taking up a new post in the Persian Gulf.
Twenty years after devolution, with the ongoing focus on the UK Tory leadership contest and divisions over Brexit, what does Labour have to do to revive its fortunes? Here, Michael Alexander chats to former Scottish Labour leader and former First Minister Henry McLeish to hear his concerns about the future.
With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings on the horizon, Michael Alexander explores how Dundee is benefiting from growing opportunities in the space industry and hears why a former NASA astronaut believes Scottish children have what it takes to be amongst the next generation of space engineers.
Six hundred Royal Marines from 45 Commando in Arbroath are amongst 3000 personnel and 17 naval vessels from nine countries taking part in a major military exercise in the Baltic Sea region amid concerns over increased Russian activity.