A former Dundee student who made history by becoming the first member of the public to cross the Tay Road Bridge when it opened in 1966 has been immortalised in song by an award-winning Tayside song writer.
“Welcome tae 1978. There were nae mobile phones in they days. So if yer posh enough tae hae one, can ye please switch it aff!”
Army Reservists attached to the Cupar-based Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry have travelled to Turkey to commemorate the hundreds of Fife and Forfar Yeomanry men who died at Gallipoli more than 100 years ago. MICHAEL ALEXANDER found out more.
As final preparations are made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tay Road Bridge, Michael Alexander speaks to some of those who were involved in its construction and opening.
A film taken by a war hero motorist as he sailed on the last ever Fifie ferry crossing on the Tay will feature as part of the Tay Road Bridge 50th anniversary commemorations on Sunday.
In the latest podcast to mark the 50th anniversary of Dundee University, historian Eddie Small looks at Dundee Law.
As a long-established British wildlife artist, Jonathan Sainsbury has spent a lifetime observing and drawing the natural world. And these days some of his greatest inspirations can be found in Perthshire where he and his wife now live. Michael Alexander met him at home in Comrie.
Save the Children has launched a "Phoneless Friday" campaign after finding 2.4 million people "would not be able to cope" if they left their phone at home for a day. Michael Alexander investigates.
A Dundee musician is hoping that Courier readers can help him identify the jute mill workers and their families featured in the promotional video for his pioneering new album. Michael Alexander spoke to him about the project.
As the 137th anniversary of the Tay Bridge disaster approaches, and ahead of a talk in Dundee, local expert Professor David Swinfen tells Michael Alexander why new light is being shed on the cause of the disaster.