Firebrand preacher Francis George Widdows was the darling of the Orange Order in Dundee.
‘A disgrace to civilisation’ – When the bothies of Tayside and Fife were so cold men’s trousers froze solid
They were a disgrace to civilisation, according to critics, but the bothies of Perth, Angus, Fife and Kincardine provided no shortage of material for Courier letter writers in the 19th Century.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: How a pint-sized petty thief faced being transported Down Under with rapists and robbers
One figure stood out among the parade of rogues, rapists and robbers who trooped into the dock at Perth circuit court in October 1851.
A Classic Christmas takes a nostalgic look at Christmases past. Steve Finan tells Caroline Lindsay how DC Thomson’s archives inspired the book
William McGonagall may have been Dundee’s most infamous poet but in the late 1800s he hatched a plan to defect to Perth.
United Free minister JW Slater occupies just a footnote in our archives but he was an unsung hero who prevented bloodshed or even the loss of life in Scone.
Ploughmen occupied a special place in rural Scotland before the dawn of the tractor. Their skills set them apart from orramen and many guarded their trade knowledge in a secret society. While they held elevated status in the rural hierarchy, that counted for nothing in the cities.
The life of a ghost in Victorian Scotland was not an easy calling.
Possessed by unbridled avarice and wicked indifference, John Kirkcaldy and Alexander Hay prowled Dundee hunting for easy prey and money.
Forget the Beast from the East, the Thirteen Drifty Days was a grown-up storm in 1674 that devastated much of Scotland.