Fife witch expert Lenny Low tells Michael Alexander how he came to receive new information about the fate of an 18th century East Neuk man tortured to death after being wrongly accused of ‘witchcraft’.
As the 140th anniversary of the Tay Bridge Disaster is remembered in Dundee and Fife, Michael Alexander discovers the human impact of the tragedy is still being felt to this day.
Descendent of Tay Bridge Disaster victim praises trustees for the memorials to the 59 souls ‘known to have died’
A Fife councillor who is a direct descendent of one of the Tay Bridge Disaster victims has praised the trustees of the Tay Bridge Disaster Memorial Trust for all the effort they out in to raise funds and erect memorials in 2013.
With Halloween upon us, Fife Council archaeologist Douglas Speirs speaks to Michael Alexander about the macabre history of grave robbing in Fife, Tayside and beyond.
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.
Battle of the River Forth 80th anniversary: How The Courier reported first Luftwaffe bombing raid of Second World War
Michael Alexander delves into The Courier archives to see how the first air raid of the Second World War over the Firth of Forth 80 years ago on October 16, 1939, was reported.