Imagine being punished for speaking your native tongue. And yet, unbelievably, that’s what happened to Matthew Fitt, who was left dazed and confused by his early years at school in 1970s’ Dundee.
An Angus man who threatened to kill anyone who touched his Staffordshire terrier and threatened police with violence during a siege lasting more than three hours has been jailed for 140 days.
Visitors to The McManus in Dundee will be invited to view the museum’s collection with fresh eyes thanks to its new exhibition by American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner.
Sometimes the best ideas are born over a glass (or two) of wine – or, in Matthew Fitt and James Robertson’s case, a plate of mince and tatties. Back in 2002, as the two local writers tucked into the traditional dish, they found themselves agreeing that there were too few good books in Scots for children and that they should do something about it.
The Crumleys, like the Marras, were a Lochee tribe. It’s just possible that Michael and I threw snowballs at each other when some lads from St Mary’s primary (the Mary’s) came up the hill to Ancrum Road primary (the Anky) to mix it up a bit whenever winter obliged with a decent snowfall.
Another hugely successful Dundee Literary Festival has drawn to a close, with organisers thrilled at how popular the event has become.
The third in an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of renowned Scottish writer James Robertson’s biography.
The second in an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of renowned Scottish writer James Robertson’s biography.
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.
Police have confirmed the body of a man found in the Cairngorms is missing hillwalker James Robertson.