With 2019 upon us, Michael Alexander spoke to people from the Courier Country world of politics, sport, music and beyond to find out what their hopes are for 2019:
Michael Alexander gets to the core of why Britain’s wild apples are in decline.
Scottish Parliament 20th anniversary: Holyrood’s greatest achievement is being ’embedded’ in Scottish life, says former Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick
Michael Alexander speaks to former Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick about the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament - and her vision of the future.
‘Passion, Vision and Spirit’ of 92-year-old artist Norman Gilbert returns to Tatha Gallery with new exhibition
A 92-year-old Glasgow-based artist, who still paints every day, is returning to exhibit at the Tatha Gallery in Newport following an uplifting and successful show there last year.
Alt-folk-leftfield band The Little Unsaid looking forward to playing for the ‘really sound’ people of Dundee on May 8
It goes without saying that every band enjoys a good back story and for The Little Unsaid, who play Clarks on Lindsay Street in Dundee on May 8, that’s no exception.
Nicaraguan unrest: St Andrews-raised musician Clara Curteis returns to Fife with launch of ‘protest songs’ album
St Andrews-raised musician Clara Curteis tells Michael Alexander why, after 15 years living in Nicaragua, she brought her family home to Fife - where she released her debut protest album - after leaving behind a violent coup.
Dundee’s ambition to become the cruise capital of Scotland is about to receive another major boost, The Courier can reveal, with a team from Dundee Port owner Forth Ports heading to the cruise industry’s most significant worldwide event in the USA next month to promote Dundee as the “key” to accessing tourism in Scotland.
Michael Alexander speaks to National Library of Scotland senior map curator Christopher Fleet about a forthcoming talk in Pitlochry about military maps.
20 years on, why Dundee Contemporary Arts remains ‘local in intention and international in ambition’
As Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) celebrates its 20th anniversary, Michael Alexander discovers the arts centre remains true to its original vision.
Cameron McNeish: Documentary embarks upon a road less travelled up Scotland’s rugged Atlantic west coast
Michael Alexander previews a two-part BBC Two Adventure Show documentary in which renowned Scottish writer and mountaineer Cameron McNeish journeys up Scotland’s dramatic western seaboard.