Award-winning blues, folk and Americana musician Luke Jackson, from Canterbury, loves the song-writing process.
Michael Alexander enjoys a short break at Mains of Taymouth Country Estate in Highland Perthshire where he embarks upon a horse riding lesson and enjoys the food, accommodation and un-seasonally glorious weather.
Perth-based transport company Stagecoach has teamed up with The Diana Award to launch Britain’s first #BeNiceBus.
The Black Watch has not been far from the news recently after The Courier revealed that the historic battalion is leading the race to return to its traditional heartland.
Dundee is a city “fizzing with energy and attitude” that deserves high praise for transforming itself from “dismal deprivation to groovy creative hub”, according to a prestigious guide that lists it as amongst the top 12 best places to live in Scotland.
Courage and tragedy: The Perthshire woman who married a German anti-Nazi spy during the Second World War
Michael Alexander hears the dramatic link between a Perthshire woman and German anti-Nazi espionage during the Second World War.
Rural crime: Stolen tractors from Courier country farms being used as ‘international currency’ by brazen gangs
In the second part of our spotlight on rural crime in Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander hears why there’s no room for complacency in the battle against equipment theft and livestock worrying.
As Perth officially launches its bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021, Michael Alexander looks at some of the other candidates in the running.
In the fourth of our five-part series looking at the changing face of Courier Country high streets, Michael Alexander takes the pulse of businesses in Perth.
A renowned Perthshire poet has paid tribute to his late wife by setting up six Beano comic subscriptions for terminally ill children.