Science and Photography is the focus of the 2019 St Andrews Photography Festival which runs from October 4 to 27, discovers Michael Alexander.
With Halloween upon us, should Scotland’s ‘witches’ who were persecuted in centuries gone by be pardoned? Michael Alexander sought the opinions of historians.
GARE BRIDGE: How Scotland’s oldest surviving bridge helped ensure the early survival of St Andrews University
As Scotland’s oldest surviving bridge marks its 600th anniversary, Michael Alexander hears how its construction was pivotal to the early survival of St Andrews University.
FEATURE: Dunfermline-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie would be ‘sad to see decline of libraries’, says museum on centenary of death
One hundred years after the death of Dunfermline-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie on August 11, 1919, Michael Alexander examines his incredible worldwide legacy a century on.
‘I’ll never forget the knock at the door,’ says widow of Dundee seaman who perished in RAF tragedy 50 years ago
Fifty years after a Dundee-born RAF officer died in a tragic accident at sea, his Newport-based widow tells Michael Alexander why he will never be forgotten.
Nuclear bunkers that became redundant following the collapse of the Soviet Union remain as a legacy of the Cold War in Courier Country. Michael Alexander reports.
Walcheren Landings 75th anniversary: Monifieth Second World War veteran, 94, recalls horror of being trapped on beaches in water-filled tank
Michael Alexander meets Monifieth Second World War veteran Ron Bruce who was in the midst of the “forgotten” Walcheren Landings during the Second World War 75 years ago this week.
Michael Alexander visits Fort George – current home of The Black Watch - as the historic monument and still active army barracks marks its 250th anniversary.
ABERTAY UNIVERSITY: Why the Dundee institution is about more than computer games as it celebrates 25 years
Michael Alexander speaks to staff and students about the 25th anniversary of Abertay University in Dundee and finds out why they feel the institution’s future is bright.
As V&A Dundee celebrates its first birthday, The Courier takes a look at the romance between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.