A collection of The Doc Replies letters sent to The Sunday Post in the 1950s have been published in a new book. And some of them will have you in stitches...
In the penultimate excerpt from The Courier’s book The First World War – The Scottish Soldier’s Story, we look at a tale of courage from the Battle of Jutland.
If you’ve visited Edinburgh Castle and seen the Honours of Scotland – Scotland’s crown jewels – you’ll know they are a breathtaking sight. The ornate sceptre was presented to James IV by Pope Alexander VI in 1494. The sword in an elaborate scabbard is also a rare survivor of a papal gift to a medieval monarch.
As a major new exhibition tells the story of Scotland from Culloden to the death of Queen Victoria, Caroline Lindsay discovers some of our country’s wild and majestic history.
Remembrance, inexorably linked with the annual commemoration of Armistice and the red Flanders poppy, is still an integral part of our national character. Poignant sentiments expressed in November 1918 are, for so many, similarly relevant today.
A unique website has captured a history that would otherwise have been lost – the voices of Falkland’s past residents. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.
A unique exhibition, Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs, is currently on display at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh. Exploring 300 years of contact between Britain and Russia from the late 17th Century through to Russia’s last emperor Nicholas II, works of art in the Royal Collection explore the bond through diplomacy, dynastic connections and alliances.
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland celebrates the golden age of British clock making. Caroline Lindsay finds out more
On the morning of September 25 1915, long lines of khaki-clad British infantry advanced on heavily defended German positions in and around Loos, a small coalmining town in the heart of the industrial area of north-east France, says Dr Derek Patrick, University of St Andrews.
January 22 1875. In the dead of night, thick fog envelops the southern Indian Ocean. With a sickening thud, the Strathmore – built in Dundee and on her maiden voyage – runs aground on rocks on the notorious Crozet Islands.