On July 1 2010 Micky Yule’s life changed forever.
Hamish stokes young men’s dreams into a burning flame’, wrote Michael Marra, the bard of Dundee. The song was in tribute to United’s legendary goalkeeper Hamish McAlpine, but could equally have been penned for another United hero, Ralph Milne, who passed away last week at the age of 54, having lost his long battle with alcohol.
In the week that Debenhams becomes the first mainstream store to use size 16 mannequins, Helen Brown wonders if size matters?
A hundred years ago tomorrow King George V and Queen Mary opened Perth Royal Infirmary. If a former employee had not stumbled on an account of the royal opening, this milestone anniversary may have passed without note, writes Nora McElhone.
Are our personal freedoms being eroded in the name of safety and national security? Helen Brown talked to Tony Bunyan of Statewatch, which monitors state activities and civil liberties in the EU.
Last week, Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, said the UK’s handgun ban should be repealed. Coming at the end of a week where Farage had turned himself into a political punchbag, this prompted almost every newspaper in the land to publish articles scorning him for his stupidity, writes Gareth Corfield.
The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in September will attract visitors from all over the world and with hotels, B&Bs and even campsite spaces at a premium, private homes will be playing host to many enthusiastic fans. Helen Brown looked through the keyhole.
Last weekend I was chatting to a prominent Perthshire farmer about CAP reform and how much time I was spending writing about it.
JK Rowling’s outing, this week, as the author of a new crime novel under the name Robert Galbraith, has propelled his/her book, The Cuckoo’s Calling, to the top of the best-seller lists. So what’s in a name? Quite a lot, as Helen Brown discovered...
Eighteen months ago I wrote in The Courier about the decommissioning opportunities for Dundee from Aberdeen’s oil and gas industry.