With Halloween upon us, should Scotland’s ‘witches’ who were persecuted in centuries gone by be pardoned? Michael Alexander sought the opinions of historians.
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’.
The family of a young boy who died after a boxing match at a children’s home in Fife almost 60 years ago are investigating how they could have his body exhumed and repatriated to a burial plot next to his siblings in Lanark.
Head for heights: The Courier goes behind the scenes with Forth Road Bridge expansion joint engineers
Michael Alexander went ‘behind the scenes’ with engineers working on a £7 million Forth Road Bridge repair project
Michael Alexander visited Dunfermline to find out how the scanning of a 925-year-old relic of St Margaret (Queen of Scotland) could reveal secrets from the past.
Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 will celebrate the role of lochs, rivers and seas in shaping who Scottish people are and their place in a modern tourism destination.
How discoveries about her own family history helps Fife genealogist Elizabeth ’empathise’ with others in search of answers
As a new BBC Scotland series helps families uncover their past, professional genealogist Elizabeth Cunningham of Kirkcaldy tells Michael Alexander how discoveries about her own family history inspired her to help others.
Scottish Parliament 20th anniversary: ‘Utter contempt’ by Westminster could lead to Scottish independence, says former Labour First Minister Henry McLeish
Michael Alexander speaks to former Labour First Minister Henry McLeish about the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament and the future of Scottish politics.
Stand-up for Fife: Comedian Phill Jupitus on why he loves life living in the East Neuk – and his dismay that Britain is acting like a ‘self-harming teenager’
Ahead of his Scottish tour, Michael Alexander hears from comedian Phill Jupitus about his love for life in Fife - and why, because of Brexit, he no longer talks about politics on stage.