If you’ve visited Edinburgh Castle and seen the Honours of Scotland – Scotland’s crown jewels – you’ll know they are a breathtaking sight. The ornate sceptre was presented to James IV by Pope Alexander VI in 1494. The sword in an elaborate scabbard is also a rare survivor of a papal gift to a medieval monarch.
Sir Walter Scott
Local author Sandra Ireland delves into the past for her latest thriller, discovers Caroline Lindsay
A woman is appealing for help in tracing a stash of documents found in a treasure chest years ago linking her family to some of the UK's most famous historical figures.
On Monday I did something I had been meaning to do not quite for as long as I can remember, but for a long time. I drove to Stonehaven to walk to the memorial to the dead of the First World War and the Second World War, which sits atop the Black Hill overlooking the town.
The man who put Perth on the literary map has been reunited with his faithful hound almost a year after it went walkies.
I WAS burrowing around in Sotheby’s sales for something attractive to mark the centenary of their stay in Bond Street – and came up with the deerhound illustrated!
As raucous Burns suppers again take place across the world, a Dundee University professor tells Michael Alexander how Scotland’s bard was taken far more seriously during the 19th century.
Sir, - Recent replies to my letter (October 22) query my understanding of democracy.
A memorial to the man who put Perth on the literary map has lost an important feature.
The Tayside inspiration behind a celebrated Scottish novel is to be marked by a first of its kind exhibition.