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.
A spirit of lawless disobedience greeted missionaries from Dundee who dared to preach the Gospel in Perth.
The life of a ghost in Victorian Scotland was not an easy calling.
One of Dundee’s early taxi drivers finally snapped when he caught a boy dragging his tackety boots down his polished paintwork.
Possessed by unbridled avarice and wicked indifference, John Kirkcaldy and Alexander Hay prowled Dundee hunting for easy prey and money.