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.
With Halloween upon us, should Scotland’s ‘witches’ who were persecuted in centuries gone by be pardoned? Michael Alexander sought the opinions of historians.
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.
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.
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’.
Friends fulfil LP release dream of ‘funny intelligent and thoughtful’ Angus careers adviser who died
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to release the music of a talented local musician and Angus high school careers adviser who took his own life.
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.
Michael Alexander visits Fort George – current home of The Black Watch - as the historic monument and still active army barracks marks its 250th anniversary.
Michael Alexander and his family got away from it all with a week on Orkney.
FEATURE: Prisoners or Patients? New exhibition looks at Perth-based criminal insanity in Victorian Scotland
The hidden histories of prisoner-patients locked up in Perth during the Victorian era is explored in a new free exhibition by National Records Scotland (NRS) which opens on Thursday August 1.