As the nation prepares for two minutes of silence on Armistice Day, a BBC Scotland radio documentary explores the role of Anstruther and Perth musicians who contributed to a musical composition written to mark 100 years since the end of the Battle of the Somme. Michael Alexander reports.
Michael Alexander examines the legacy of the critically acclaimed Black Watch play as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. A young man wearing a brown leather jacket steps timidly onto the stage, his eyes caught like rabbits in a headlight as he peers out at the audience seated before him.
A conference taking place at St Andrews University next month will shed new light on Scotland’s centuries-old relationship with Flanders, learns Michael Alexander. Migration has never been far from the news over the past decade whether it’s been issues surrounding the numbers of eastern Europeans settling in Scotland or debate over the number of refugees we should or shouldn’t take from Syria.
A leading MSP has said it is an “absolute outrage” that a Fife nuclear test veteran has been banned from making any further Freedom of Information requests by the Ministry of Defence.
‘Mixed emotions’ of former Fife aid worker as ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Mladic gets life for genocide
Fife man David Hamilton, who came under fire while delivering humanitarian aid to Sarajevo in the 1990s, tells Michael Alexander why he has “mixed emotions” about the sentencing of Bosnian Serb war criminal Ratko Mladic.
Police hunting for missing RAF man Corrie McKeague have scoured hundreds of hours CCTV footage for clues.
Pauline Cafferkey, the nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been released from isolation after being treated for meningitis caused by the deadly virus.
A celebrated rock and celebrity photographer originally from Dundee has told how he ended up on a “bit of a high” after former President Barack Obama shook his hand as he played the Old Course.
Are you troubled by strange noises in the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? The caretaker of a former Fife mill certainly was, so who did he call? Two novelists and part-time ghost hunters, that's who, as Michael Alexander found out.
How realistic was the Hollywood blockbuster Gravity? Ahead of a St Andrews University lecture, Michael Alexander meets a former NASA astronaut and a space scientist who will be speaking about the increasing risk of being hit by debris in space for real.