Caroline Lindsay

Features writer
Blazing Saddles

Cycling has a language all of its own

August 18 2018

One aspect I consider when writing this column each week is that many readers will not necessarily be au fait with cycling terminology, so I aim to clarify any potential confusing words and phrases with a short explanation.

Collectors' Corner

Fragment of sailcloth flies the flag for Dundee’s proud history

August 11 2018

From the late 1700s, venture capitalists took advantage of Dundee’s outstanding location for Baltic trade. Shipping records show regular connections to Archangel for flax from the growing areas north of Moscow, large imports from St Petersburg when the White Sea was frozen, and quantities of cheaper flax from Latvia and Estonia, shipped through Riga.