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.
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.
Jonathan Feeney-Brown tells Caroline Lindsay how a career in the beauty industry has given his life a makeover
Rachel, husband Chris and her bother-in-law Andrew run Ballintaggart Farm in Perthshire
The Giant Lanterns of China is the most ambitious exhibition ever hosted by Edinburgh Zoo. As the Chinese Spring Festival approaches, Caroline Lindsay shines a light on the event’s cultural significance.
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.
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.”
When Craig Knight joined the Men’s Shed it meant he could take up an old hobby – and make new friends. Caroline Lindsay finds out more
Kat lives in Fife and is passionate about seasonality, local produce and home cooking
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...