William McGonagall may have been Dundee’s most infamous poet but in the late 1800s he hatched a plan to defect to Perth.
From The Archives
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.
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.
William Bremner’s cunningly inventive mind, audacity and rubber-like limbs made him a prince among Kirriemuir’s thieves.
Forget the Beast from the East, the Thirteen Drifty Days was a grown-up storm in 1674 that devastated much of Scotland.
What was intended as a regal send-off for a Dundee man in 1895, descended into a macabre farce.
Greenmarket on a Saturday night in the Victorian era was a recreation ground for Dundee’s workers.