Michael Alexander speaks to international endurance swimmer and maritime lawyer Lewis Pugh as he prepares to bring his oceans advocate message to Perth.
It was the year that the Queen celebrated 60 years on the throne, the UK basked in the reflected glory of its Olympic and Paralympic athletes and the US re-elected Barack Obama as president.
Education key to ending ‘ignorance’ about asylum seekers, says real-life Glasgow Girl ahead of Perth Theatre show
Ahead of its run at Perth Theatre from January 30 to February 3, Michael Alexander speaks to Fife-raised Cora Bissett - the director of life-affirming musical drama Glasgow Girls which is based on the true story of seven teenagers fighting to prevent the deportation of an asylum-seeking family - and also to real-life Glasgow Girl and former asylum seeker Roza Salih.
It was the year that David Cameron and Nick Clegg joined forces at Westminster to send Labour’s Gordon Brown packing and when thousands of US embassy cables by Julian Assange’s Wikileaks website caused global controversy.
Michael Alexander visits Fort George – current home of The Black Watch - as the historic monument and still active army barracks marks its 250th anniversary.
Groundbreaking efforts by 19th century Perthshire farmer to propagate giant redwood trees recognised
A Carse of Gowrie grain merchant, fruit farmer, forester and landowner who contributed to the world’s understanding of horticulture, silviculture and agriculture in the 19th century has been officially recognised as having been the first to introduce giant redwood trees to the world outside of their native California, a relative has said.
Perth College UHI music business course scores 100% student satisfaction rating for second year running
For the second year running, the Music Business degree course at Perth College UHI has achieved a 100% student satisfaction rating.
As a long-established stone carver, Gillian Forbes has spent years working on high profile public art projects across Scotland. But these days she concentrates on bespoke gravestone design from her remote workshop in Perthshire. Michael Alexander met her at home in Path of Condie.
FEATURE: Prisoners or Patients? New exhibition looks at Perth-based criminal insanity in Victorian Scotland
The hidden histories of prisoner-patients locked up in Perth during the Victorian era is explored in a new free exhibition by National Records Scotland (NRS) which opens on Thursday August 1.
Former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi will be making a special appearance at Edinburgh’s Capital Sci-Fi Con on Saturday February 16, to help raise much needed funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).