Michael Alexander meets Alan Stewart - one of Britain’s foremost retired wildlife detectives - whose new book charts 12 months of nature and farming on a Perthshire estate and observes change over 60 years.
Memories of Dundee diver tasked with retrieving bodies and mail bags the day after the Tay Bridge Disaster
The Courier’s recent coverage of the 140th anniversary of the Tay Bridge Disaster has rekindled memories about a Dundee man’s role in the aftermath of the tragedy.
FEATURE: Rising sea levels might force ‘realignment’ of land next to River Tay, says Dundee professor
Ahead of a public lecture, Dundee University geologist Professor Rob Duck tells Michael Alexander why rising sea levels in the Tay estuary might eventually force some areas of developed land to be returned to nature.
A descendent of the stoker who died aboard the train that was lost in the Tay Bridge Disaster of December 28 1879 has revealed how his relative’s mother watched in horror as the lights of the locomotive disappeared into the Tay that night.
FEATURE: How winter ‘adds layer of difficulty’ for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance crews based in Perth
With a new air ambulance service scheduled to launch in Aberdeen from March, Michael Alexander spoke to existing Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) crews in Perth to find out more about their role and the challenges of winter.
Deciphered 16th century manuscript reveals link to Fife laird ice skating tragedy and St Andrews witch burning
A Fife author’s fascination with 16th century witch trials has uncovered an intriguing connection between an ancestor who was burned at the stake in St Andrews and the drowning of a local laird in a loch skating tragedy.
A Fife band who staged a charity concert over the festive season in support of Kirkcaldy Foodbank have thanked the people of the lang toun for lending such great support.
As the sun filters through the trees, dappling the ground the woods in Eastern Poland are silent.
‘What a story!’ as Dundonian actor Brian Cox achieves career ‘pinnacle’ with Golden Globe win for Succession
Dundee-born actor Brian Cox apologised to fellow nominees after winning a top gong at the Golden Globe Awards.
Iran crisis: Donald Trump trying to be a ‘tough guy’ ahead of US elections, claims St Andrews University expert
The decision of US President Donald Trump to authorise the assassination of Iranian Major General Soleimani in Baghdad last week was likely motivated by a determination to “unravel” former US President Barack Obama’s legacy and to appear like a “tough guy” ahead of this year’s American presidential elections, a Fife-based expert has claimed.