As a long-established British wildlife artist, Jonathan Sainsbury has spent a lifetime observing and drawing the natural world. And these days some of his greatest inspirations can be found in Perthshire where he and his wife now live. Michael Alexander met him at home in Comrie.
Perthshire is in for a double treat on Saturday and Sunday when four of Scotland’s top folk singers and musicians recreate the Scottish folk scene of the 1960s and 1970s with the return of Auld Hat New Heids concerts in Comrie and Auchterarder.
Ahead of a new TV documentary series following Scotland’s paramedics, a Fife mum tells Michael Alexander how her half-drowned son was saved by the ‘unsung heroes’ of the Scottish Ambulance Service, while Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, based at Perth, gives an insight into its life-saving role.
In exclusive interviews, Michael Alexander speaks to Perth-raised music journalists Stuart Cosgrove and Sylvia Patterson whose new books have been nominated for the prestigious Penderyn Book Prize 2017.
As new research suggests Edinburgh to Perth trains are amongst the slowest in the UK, is it time to invest in a new direct rail link with the capital, or is the speed study simply flawed? Michael Alexander reports.