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Professor Sue Black: A life in death

April 21 2018

World-renowned forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black discusses her career and her new book with Caroline Lindsay, examining the many faces of death and the lessons she has learned from it.

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Author is making his Mark on Dundee’s buildings

March 31 2018

Whenever Brian King is in Dundee he always takes a look at the Old Steeple in the Overgate. This fine kirk is Scotland’s oldest surviving medieval church tower and Brian loves it for its historic interest and sheer longevity.

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Charis gets to the point when she’s making her sgian dubhs

February 10 2018

When Charis Fleming’s three older brothers were all given wooden toy swords to play with when they were little, it was inevitable that she would want to join in. This began a love for the world of knights and medieval history and today Charis, 19, is the manager of The Knight’s Vault – Scotland’s only bespoke sword-making retailer – in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.

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Annette’s love of calligraphy led to a career in its own write

January 27 2018

As a teenager trying to make a bit of extra pocket money, Annette Reed would make house numbers and sell them to her friends and family. She recalls: “My dad was skilled in wood and would prepare a cross section of a log, sand it down and varnish it. Then I would handwrite the name or number on it.”

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Is it safe to have a fairy on your Christmas tree?

December 21 2017

Simon Young is the editor of Magical Folk: British & Irish Fairies – 500 AD to the Present, the first history of fairy sightings in Britain and Ireland over a millennium and a half. He discovered some pretty harrowing stuff...

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