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Flying the flag for Dundee’s glorious maritime past

May 17 2017

If you’ve been in Dundee lately you’ve probably spotted the blue and white flag proudly flying from the top of DC Thomson’s refurbished Meadowside building. One of the oldest flags in the maritime world, it represents an era of history that began in the 19th Century and is still remembered today.

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Hydro power’s remarkable story told at new Pitlochry Dam visitor centre

January 21 2017

Today, it’s all too easy to take electricity for granted. For example, how often do we stop to think that without electricity we would be plunged into a world of darkness? And yet for those living in 1940s Highland Perthshire this was the grim reality – only one in six farms and one in 200 crofts had electricity.

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New book explores the Scots who left a stain on American history

December 31 2016

As a journalist, Iain Lundy wrote many historical stories, often on anniversaries, and it was always his contention that people in Scotland knew a lot about the rest of the world but not much about their homeland. And it was this that sparked him to write his first book Between Daylight and Hell: Scots Who Left a Stain on American History.

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Celebration of a true visionary

July 23 2016

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter, Caroline Lindsay reflects on the enduring popularity of a woman who was so much more than just a children’s author

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A flood of flowers for our fallen

July 2 2016

As Poppies: Weeping Window arrives at The Black Watch Museum and castle in Perth, Caroline Lindsay finds out more about this iconic and emotive piece of public art and what it means for Courier Country and beyond

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