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: Dunfermline-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie would be ‘sad to see decline of libraries’, says museum on centenary of death
One hundred years after the death of Dunfermline-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie on August 11, 1919, Michael Alexander examines his incredible worldwide legacy a century on.
‘Those bullets were very real and headed for us’: Fringe play recalls Normandy veterans’ life-changing experiences
As part of the D-Day 75 commemorations, a special play is bringing to life the powerful testimonies of five Normandy veterans for Edinburgh Fringe audiences next week. Bomb Happy tells the story of inexperienced young conscripts who find themselves part of one of the most dangerous operations of the Second World War ordinary young men in extraordinary circumstances.
A unique exhibition, Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs, is currently on display at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh. Exploring 300 years of contact between Britain and Russia from the late 17th Century through to Russia’s last emperor Nicholas II, works of art in the Royal Collection explore the bond through diplomacy, dynastic connections and alliances.
The Courier will be publishing a commemorative supplement on the Second World War on August 29.
As a major new exhibition tells the story of Scotland from Culloden to the death of Queen Victoria, Caroline Lindsay discovers some of our country’s wild and majestic history.
How archaeology could transform knowledge of relations between Fife’s ancient Picts and the Roman Empire
Michael Alexander spent a day with an archaeological team on the East Lomond hill in Fife and discovered how recent digs could shed new light on Scotland’s early history.
Armed Forces Week: Oldest surviving Desert Rat Jimmy Sinclair, 106, tells of friendship with Rommel’s family and the Duchess of Cornwall
With Armed Forces Week 2019 upon us, Michael Alexander meets legendary Fife Desert Rat Jimmy Sinclair, who is now in his 107th year.
Interview: Fiona Bruce talks about her ‘dream job’ as BBC Antiques Roadshow returns to film in Dundee
Michael Alexander speaks to TV presenter and journalist Fiona Bruce about the return of the Antiques Roadshow to Dundee.
One hundred years after the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkneys - viewed by many as the final act of the First World War - Michael Alexander reveals how Fife is closely connected with this infamous moment in global history.