Michael Alexander speaks to international endurance swimmer and maritime lawyer Lewis Pugh as he prepares to bring his oceans advocate message to Perth.
‘It’s amazing who’s played there’, says Yorkshire-based blues-rock guitarist Chantel McGregor ahead of Kinross gig
Told by major record labels at 14 that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that”, female guitar prodigy Chantel McGregor wisely ignored the comments and enrolled at the Leeds College of Music where she became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions.
Michael Alexander visits Fort George – current home of The Black Watch - as the historic monument and still active army barracks marks its 250th anniversary.
FEATURE: Prisoners or Patients? New exhibition looks at Perth-based criminal insanity in Victorian Scotland
The hidden histories of prisoner-patients locked up in Perth during the Victorian era is explored in a new free exhibition by National Records Scotland (NRS) which opens on Thursday August 1.
On the 10th anniversary of Scotland setting ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions, and as protests for greater change continue, Perth-based Royal Scottish Geographical Society chief executive Mike Robinson tells Michael Alexander what he thinks has to be done next.
Courage and tragedy: The Perthshire woman who married a German anti-Nazi spy during the Second World War
Michael Alexander hears the dramatic link between a Perthshire woman and German anti-Nazi espionage during the Second World War.
From a 6000-mile trek, being nanny to Prince William and having his life story bought by Brad Pitt, Michael Alexander profiles Conservative leadership candidate Rory Stewart, who has family links to Perthshire and Angus.
Michael Alexander reflects on the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings which involved thousands of Black Watch troops with links to Tayside and Fife, and speaks to another veteran who was there.
From D-Day to 2019: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 75th anniversary in the spotlight ahead of Cateran Yomp
As ABF The Soldiers’ Charity marks its 75th anniversary at this year’s Cateran Yomp in Perthshire, Michael Alexander found out about the difference the charity makes to veterans of all ages.
Rural crime: Stolen tractors from Courier country farms being used as ‘international currency’ by brazen gangs
In the second part of our spotlight on rural crime in Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander hears why there’s no room for complacency in the battle against equipment theft and livestock worrying.