Four years ago, a happy holiday ended in sadness when the Arbuthnott family’s pet Siamese cat Oscar disappeared on the ferry as they travelled from South Uist back to the mainland.
Ahead of a Dundee talk for Book Week Scotland, best-selling author and app entrepreneur Rohan Gunatillake tells Michael Alexander why he believes there's no need to switch off technology to bring calmness into life.
‘It’s been a privilege to photograph St Andrews and its people for 50 years’, says legendary snapper Peter Adamson
A new book by legendary St Andrews photographer Peter Adamson and renowned writer Dr Lorn Macintyre has captured the essence of the town in pictures and words. Michael Alexander caught up with the talented pair ahead of the book’s launch.
Sometimes the best ideas are born over a glass (or two) of wine – or, in Matthew Fitt and James Robertson’s case, a plate of mince and tatties. Back in 2002, as the two local writers tucked into the traditional dish, they found themselves agreeing that there were too few good books in Scots for children and that they should do something about it.
The final instalment in an exclusive Courier serialisation of celebrated writer James Robertson’s biography on the Bard of Dundee.
The third in an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of renowned Scottish writer James Robertson’s biography.
The second in an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of renowned Scottish writer James Robertson’s biography.
This is the first part of an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of the first biography on Dundee’s famous son Michael Marra, by celebrated Scottish writer James Robertson.
One hundred years ago, a brilliant thinker called D’Arcy Thompson at the University of Dundee published his book, On Growth and Form. Giving up nature’s secrets, it looks inside things and examines their structures and cells.
Ahead of the release of his latest book Daniel Defoe’s Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain, author Stuart Campbell talks about his peculiar travel log, his thoughts on literature and his work as a mental health trainer.