Comedian Eddie Izzard brings the life of Sir Robert Watson-Watt, the Brechin-born “father of radar”, to the screen in BBC drama Castles in the Sky. Gayle Ritchie watched filming taking place in Edinburgh ahead of tonight’s screening.
New figures reveal that more than three million households across the country are living on a knife-edge where a small drop in income could cost them their home, discovers Caroline Lindsay.
Scarred by the horrors of the First World War, a former soldier settled in Montrose and demanded independence from “imperial” England.
Ten years ago today, it became illegal to smoke in an enclosed public place in Scotland with England, Wales and Northern Ireland following suit the year after.
Far, Far from Ypres, a performance of poetry and song to mark the centenary of the First World War, is also a personal pilgrimage for narrator and BBC radio presenter Iain Anderson, as he told Helen Brown.
The Scottish Beaver Trial is a unique and exciting conservation project and if it is a success, beavers could once again become a common sight in our countryside. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.
For more than 160 years Dundee sent ships to the Arctic to hunt whales. A remarkable new book documents this vital part of the city’s history with fascinating photographs. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.
Captain Scott’s ship Discovery is again at the forefront of science, as a project to create a 3D virtual reality tour of her is unveiled, writes Jacqueline Wake Young.
Strict new airport rules mean if your mobile or other electronic device is out of power, you may not be allowed to travel. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.
The late wife of a former deputy lieutenant of Angus battled with dementia for nine years. As The Courier’s series on the disease concludes, George Mathieson tells Rob McLaren about their traumatic experience.