The third in an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of renowned Scottish writer James Robertson’s biography.
Is it viable to re-open the St Andrews and Levenmouth rail links? St Andrews University educated historian and author David Ross shares his view with Michael Alexander as he discusses his new book - Getting the Train: The History of Scotland's railways.
An insight into the life of Victorian Scotland’s “forgotten” poets published in Dundee has been brought back for a modern audience.
‘It’s been a privilege to photograph St Andrews and its people for 50 years’, says legendary snapper Peter Adamson
A new book by legendary St Andrews photographer Peter Adamson and renowned writer Dr Lorn Macintyre has captured the essence of the town in pictures and words. Michael Alexander caught up with the talented pair ahead of the book’s launch.
Sometimes the best ideas are born over a glass (or two) of wine – or, in Matthew Fitt and James Robertson’s case, a plate of mince and tatties. Back in 2002, as the two local writers tucked into the traditional dish, they found themselves agreeing that there were too few good books in Scots for children and that they should do something about it.
A “cracker” of an Angus literary mystery has been immortalised in verse by a local Robert Burns enthusiast.
This is the first part of an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of the first biography on Dundee’s famous son Michael Marra, by celebrated Scottish writer James Robertson.
If you were shocked by recent newspaper headlines like “Never Mind Brexit – Who Won Legs-It” and “Your Money or Your Lives”, then imagine how prim and proper Victorian readers must have reacted to seeing prominent public figures openly lampooned and satirised in Blackwood’s Magazine.
The final instalment in an exclusive Courier serialisation of celebrated writer James Robertson’s biography on the Bard of Dundee.
The Map and the Clock: A Laureate’s Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland, published by Faber & Faber Ltd, £20