To mark 100 years since the end of the Home Front during World War One, a special conference will be held at the University of St Andrews next week. To coincide with the conference, a fantastic programme of public events has been launched. It is called The Home Front: The United Kingdom 1914-1918 and is being supported by the Scottish Government and the Department of Culture Media and Sport.
If you’ve been in Dundee lately you’ve probably spotted the blue and white flag proudly flying from the top of DC Thomson’s refurbished Meadowside building. One of the oldest flags in the maritime world, it represents an era of history that began in the 19th Century and is still remembered today.
As International Museum Day approaches on May 18, here are three great places to visit in Dundee
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.
A rich childhood spent visiting historical sites and places of interest inspired young Derek with a love for the past.
Today, it’s all too easy to take electricity for granted. For example, how often do we stop to think that without electricity we would be plunged into a world of darkness? And yet for those living in 1940s Highland Perthshire this was the grim reality – only one in six farms and one in 200 crofts had electricity.
As a journalist, Iain Lundy wrote many historical stories, often on anniversaries, and it was always his contention that people in Scotland knew a lot about the rest of the world but not much about their homeland. And it was this that sparked him to write his first book Between Daylight and Hell: Scots Who Left a Stain on American History.
As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter, Caroline Lindsay reflects on the enduring popularity of a woman who was so much more than just a children’s author
As Poppies: Weeping Window arrives at The Black Watch Museum and castle in Perth, Caroline Lindsay finds out more about this iconic and emotive piece of public art and what it means for Courier Country and beyond