Cruise ships are increasingly setting a course for Scotland – and businesses in Fife, Tayside and Dundee are particularly well placed to benefit, writes Michael Alexander.
How discoveries about her own family history helps Fife genealogist Elizabeth ’empathise’ with others in search of answers
As a new BBC Scotland series helps families uncover their past, professional genealogist Elizabeth Cunningham of Kirkcaldy tells Michael Alexander how discoveries about her own family history inspired her to help others.
Michael Alexander reflects on the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings which involved thousands of Black Watch troops with links to Tayside and Fife, and speaks to another veteran who was there.
It was a year that saw a number of notable deaths, including Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Hugo Chavez, the Pope's resignation and a meteorite crash in Russia.
As Courier Country basks in the afterglow of high profile international movie productions such as period drama Outlander and historical epic The Outlaw King, Michael Alexander asks if the area can further benefit from the film and TV industry in future.
The Perth-based Royal Scottish Geographical Society is pushing for Scotland to become the first part of the UK with a legal universal right to food. Michael Alexander reports.
As internet shopping continues impacting on high street traders, would slapping an ‘Amazon tax’ on online retailers really make a difference? Michael Alexander reports.
Is music festival tourism in Courier Country at saturation point or is there scope for further expansion? Michael Alexander tuned in to find out.
Staring into the ‘bowels of hell’: Lockerbie disaster 30 years on and the ongoing transatlantic search for justice
In an exclusive interview marking the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, Michael Alexander speaks to an American terrorism expert whose university is marking the loss of 35 of its students in the attack - and hears the 'hellish' memories of several journalists who covered the aftermath.
From uprisings across the Arab world and the deaths of Osama Bin Laden and Kim Jong-il, to a magnitude-nine earthquake that shook north-eastern Japan unleashing a savage tsunami, 2011 was a tumultuous year worldwide.