Tucked away down a winding coastal path, in the Fife village of Aberdour, lies Elder Cottage. Home to food writer Wendy Barrie and her Swedish husband Bosse, it’s also the base for the Scottish Food Studio.
If you were shocked by recent newspaper headlines like “Never Mind Brexit – Who Won Legs-It” and “Your Money or Your Lives”, then imagine how prim and proper Victorian readers must have reacted to seeing prominent public figures openly lampooned and satirised in Blackwood’s Magazine.
It’s easy to forget what life was like before central heating and wall-to-wall carpets but a new book called Pass It On: Household Tips From The 1950s offers a trip down memory lane combined with more than 1,000 practical household tips, many of which could still come in handy today.
As Derek John Patrick of the Great War Dundee Commemorative Project writes, few would disagree that 1917 was a significant year.
A rich childhood spent visiting historical sites and places of interest inspired young Derek with a love for the past.
Welcome to the very first of our new series of photographs taken from DC Thomson’s archives. Running on Mondays and Wednesdays we aim to bring you a mix of Courier Country’s people and places, instilling nostalgia and cries of “I remember that!”
It would be an exaggeration to say you couldn’t hear a (hat) pin drop but the creativity was palpable in the Vision Building yesterday as almost 50 primary school pupils got together for a design jam.
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.
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.
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