The story of the Bell Rock lighthouse – a miracle of engineering – is almost the stuff of legends. Caroline Lindsay discovers the very real story behind this famous tower.
Perth-raised journalist and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove explains to Michael Alexander why he hopes the third and final part of his Soul Trilogy books – Harlem 69 - will stand the test of time as a work of social history.
A “cracker” of an Angus literary mystery has been immortalised in verse by a local Robert Burns enthusiast.
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.
This is the first part of an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of the first biography on Dundee’s famous son Michael Marra, by celebrated Scottish writer James Robertson.
One hundred years ago, a brilliant thinker called D’Arcy Thompson at the University of Dundee published his book, On Growth and Form. Giving up nature’s secrets, it looks inside things and examines their structures and cells.
Why former Fife businesswoman Claire MacLeary is not at cross purposes over her new crime novel Burnout
As she launches her new crime novel Burnout, former Fife businesswoman Claire MacLeary tells Michael Alexander how she has St Andrews and Dundee universities to thank for honing her writing skills.
A poignant true story set in 17th Century Iceland awaits visitors to the Winter Words Festival at Pitlochry Festival Theatre tomorrow. Broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson will talk about her debut novel, The Sealwoman’s Gift, a reimagining of the plight of the women and children involved in a 1627 Icelandic pirate raid.
Michael Alexander speaks to American business owner turned author Robert Nock who has set an historical novel against the 15th century Battle of Arbroath.