Fife witch expert Lenny Low tells Michael Alexander how he came to receive new information about the fate of an 18th century East Neuk man tortured to death after being wrongly accused of ‘witchcraft’.
From The Archives
With Halloween upon us, Fife Council archaeologist Douglas Speirs speaks to Michael Alexander about the macabre history of grave robbing in Fife, Tayside and beyond.
Battle of the River Forth 80th anniversary: How The Courier reported first Luftwaffe bombing raid of Second World War
Michael Alexander delves into The Courier archives to see how the first air raid of the Second World War over the Firth of Forth 80 years ago on October 16, 1939, was reported.
Across Britain, joyous citizens lit bonfires to celebrate the coronation of Queen Victoria in June 1838.
Second World War 80th anniversary: When Angus raised concerns about evacuated Dundee children ‘infecting and contaminating’ their homes
Eighty years after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany and entered the Second World War, Michael Alexander delves into The Courier archives to see how the build up to war was being reported and how, even before hostilities began, ordinary peoples’ lives were being affected.
Firebrand preacher Francis George Widdows was the darling of the Orange Order in Dundee.
‘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.
A Classic Christmas takes a nostalgic look at Christmases past. Steve Finan tells Caroline Lindsay how DC Thomson’s archives inspired the book