Perhaps the last stand of the ancient art of “flyting” took place in Overgate, Dundee, 149 years ago.
‘A disgrace to civilisation’ – When the bothies of Tayside and Fife were so cold men’s trousers froze solid
They were a disgrace to civilisation, according to critics, but the bothies of Perth, Angus, Fife and Kincardine provided no shortage of material for Courier letter writers in the 19th Century.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: How a pint-sized petty thief faced being transported Down Under with rapists and robbers
One figure stood out among the parade of rogues, rapists and robbers who trooped into the dock at Perth circuit court in October 1851.
The demons of Dundee’s nights tormented poor Peter Priggins throughout 1862 and finally drove him to delirium on Christmas Eve.
The trolls of Victorian Scotland did not have the internet but they did have an almost telepathic means of communication.
Calcraft was one deflated hangman when he scowled his way out of Dundee in April 1873.
William McGonagall may have been Dundee’s most infamous poet but in the late 1800s he hatched a plan to defect to Perth.
A huge crowd packed McDiarmid Park for last night’s Lionel Richie concert.
United Free minister JW Slater occupies just a footnote in our archives but he was an unsung hero who prevented bloodshed or even the loss of life in Scone.
Ploughmen occupied a special place in rural Scotland before the dawn of the tractor. Their skills set them apart from orramen and many guarded their trade knowledge in a secret society. While they held elevated status in the rural hierarchy, that counted for nothing in the cities.