Five decades after a Dundee photographer took one of the most famous photographs in music history, Michael Alexander looks at the legacy of The Beatles' iconic album cover Abbey Road.
In search of new beginnings: 135th anniversary of last emigrant ship to sail from Dundee to Australia
It's the 135th anniversary of the ‘Duntrune’ - the last emigrant ship to leave Dundee bound for Australia. Michael Alexander reports.
A rightful place in history: Remembering the South Pacific legacy of Broughty Ferry botanist David Reid Tait
Michael Alexander hears about early 20th century Broughty Ferry botanist David Reid Tait and his global legacy.
Second World War 80th anniversary: When Angus raised concerns about evacuated Dundee children ‘infecting and contaminating’ their homes
Eighty years after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany and entered the Second World War, Michael Alexander delves into The Courier archives to see how the build up to war was being reported and how, even before hostilities began, ordinary peoples’ lives were being affected.
Ahead of an event in Kirriemuir, former Dundee-raised investigative journalist Michael Mulford tells Michael Alexander why he believes he now has firm evidence that Jack the Ripper was hanged in Dundee.
Fife-based writer, broadcaster and Scots language expert Billy Kay has been “touched and honoured” by news that he is to receive a prestigious Scottish-American culture award in New York City.
Wise words: World-leading Tibetology map expert gives talk on ‘Tibet Collection’ of 19th Century Dundee-raised doctor
World leading Tibetology map expert Dr Diana Lange of Germany gives Michael Alexander a preview of a talk she is giving at The McManus in Dundee on the 'Tibet Collection' of 19th Century Dundee-raised doctor Thomas Wise.
Dundee-raised Foreign Office civil servant on ‘fact-finding’ visit to Scotland ahead of new posting to Middle East
Michael Alexander speaks to Dundee-raised senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office official Roddy Drummond who has been on a fact-finding mission to Scotland - and found time to visit his home city - ahead of taking up a new post in the Persian Gulf.
A Second World War veteran who pulled bodies out of the River Tay after seven fully-laden paratroopers dropped to their deaths during an exercise 75 years ago has spoken of the “sadness” he experienced after the recovery operation.
Michael Alexander hears why, despite a global concensus that climate-warming trends are ‘extremely likely’ to be man-made, other scientific views persist.