With Halloween upon us, should Scotland’s ‘witches’ who were persecuted in centuries gone by be pardoned? Michael Alexander sought the opinions of historians.
Launch of new Dundee-published Platinum magazine targets modern women aged 55+ ‘living life to the full’
New DCT Media publication Platinum “redefines what it means to be a magazine for women over the age of 55”. Michael Alexander reports.
Dundee students’ artwork commemorates centenary of First World War in Scottish Parliament exhibition
Dundee students’ art work is included in an exhibition which opened at the Scottish Parliament on September 3 to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Michael Alexander reports.
FEATURE: Second World War 80th anniversary: How centuries-old bonds between Scotland and Poland were strengthened
Eighty years after Nazi aggression led to the outbreak of the Second World War, Michael Alexander looks at the indelible links between Poland and Scotland that were strengthened during the devastating conflict and its aftermath.
FEATURE: Oasis won’t get back together – but Fife band Shambolics could be ‘one of world’s biggest bands’, says Alan McGee
In an interview with The Courier, legendary music mogul Alan McGee tells Michael Alexander why he doesn’t think his old band Oasis will reform – but explains why he thinks recently signed Fife four-piece Shambolics could be ‘one of the biggest bands in the world’.
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.
FEATURE: Could Highland Games and gala events be killed off if beer tents are ‘banned’ to protect children?
Should alcohol be banned from public events to protect children or could it kill off events like Highland Games? Michael Alexander sups from both sides of the debate.
Michael Alexander and his family got away from it all with a week on Orkney.
The real fight club: Former bare-knuckle boxing champion Decca Heggie urges men to speak out about mental health
Former bare-knuckle boxing champion turned film star Decca Heggie tells Michael Alexander why he’s decided to speak out about his battles with bullies, drugs and mental health.