When Alistair Baranowski surveys his back garden, he can choose between visiting the saloon or paying his respects at the cemetery, which is filling up fast due to shoot-outs.
Malcolm Macdonald’s father had been harbouring a dark secret for years. One he chose to share with his son when he was 10. The secret was that his father, also called Malcolm Macdonald, had drowned in the Iolaire tragedy, one of the darkest days in Britain’s naval wartime history.
Gregor Fisher will resurrect one of his old friend Rikki Fulton’s most iconic characters, Rev I M Jolly, to mark the 40th anniversary of Scotch & Wry.
Christmas, a time of coming together with our loved ones and showing gratitude for what we have.
Betty Lyon rarely eats out and has a fair few tongue lashings for Aberdeen’s restaurant scene.
We all know of the carnage in the trenches of the First World War, but civilian life had been disrupted too, with many working long hours in dirty conditions or in dangerous munitions factories.
Christmas means ice cream, so Jo Ewart Mackenzie talks early festive prep and recalls a dramatic run-in.
The north and north-east was almost entirely spared any direct physical damage – beyond an “extraordinary and disgraceful” U-boat shelling that damaged St Kilda’s church and a rogue raid by a possibly lost Zeppelin which left craters in an Insch field and shattered several windows of a nearby castle.
It was the moment the end of one global horror came face-to-face with the height of another.
When Sir James Taggart, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, took to the townhouse balcony at midday on November 11, it was to hail a “glorious victory” that put the country “on the verge of peace”.
In the end it took just four brief sentences to inform those on the front line that there really was to be an end to four and a half years of war.
Once the guns and the shelling had been silenced and the war was over, one might have imagined that most of the combatants would have returned home in a matter of weeks.
The wartime diaries of a north-east soldier, only recently unearthed and rescued from oblivion, offer a fascinating insight into the final days of the conflict from the perspective of the frontline.
By the autumn of 1918, many of the Allied combatants were weary of the endless slaughter and shelling which encapsulated their day-to-day lives in the Great War.
It was the global conflict that led to a lost generation and, in the words of Wilfred Owen, created an anthem for doomed youth.
The lives of tens of thousands of babies have been saved in Aberdeen’s Special Nursery – here is one survivor’s story
Heather Driscoll took a big breath, followed by a leap of faith as she began a freefall abseil from the top of the UK’s tallest sculpture.
They are words you will hear during almost every sporting contest.
His is the gravelly, crisp voice of America’s CNBC news channel, streaming into millions of living rooms across the United States every day.
Only 12% of Brits have had first aid training and when school budgets are tightened, it’s one of the first things to be dropped
When it comes to tightening school budgets, more often than not first aid training is one of the first activities to be dropped. Philippa Gerrard found out the consequences.
I have had my eye on a fridge-freezer for a few weeks.
I’ve tried hard, really hard, to resist the urge to write about Brexit. There are so many other issues deserving an airing in this column. There is next week’s Budget, the state of our education system and the debate over P1 testing, or the funding of the NHS in Scotland, waiting lists and social care.
Next month sees the release of the much-anticipated Netflix original film, Outlaw King.
For 40 years, up until the early 1990s, Avro Shackletons were a distinctive sight and sound in the skies above the Moray Firth. The four-engined planes, a development of the famous wartime Lancaster bomber, remained in service much longer than was planned. Now a new book, Shackleton Boys, by Steve Bond, tells the stories of the men who flew “The Shack”, and kept her in the air.
As homes are pulled down for road changes, Natasha McKim talks to some of those affected by the redevelopment.
I am going to say a word. A very naughty word. It has four letters, begins with an S and is likely to cause a large number of people some degree of distress... so be sure to cover your ears if you don’t want to hear it. Are you ready? Okay, here goes:
“What will they think of next?” we wonder in amazement, as the world’s first pancake printer automatically dispenses batter in the shape of the Eiffel Tower directly on to a griddle.
When wildflowers are presented in fictional stories, more often than not it is in a romantic vein.
From deadly snakes and crocodiles, to wild cats, primates and even a zebra, nearly 500 dangerous exotic animals are being kept privately right here in Scotland.
Digital parenting: What can we do to make sure children are safe in a world that they often know more about than we do?
Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are all apps you’re likely familiar with. Share photos with friends, update your status for followers or send private text and voice messages at the touch of a button.
Our reporter joins the Aberdeen RNLI crew on a training exercise and asks – what does it really take to save lives at sea?
Someone is trapped at the foot of the rocky cliffs around by Nigg Bay.
Wartime diary kept by teenage relative resulted in former north art teacher becoming a family history detective
Some 16-year-olds today would feel lost with without access to their mobile phone or social media, while they take for granted being able to listen to the latest music or watching TV to see what their favourite celebrities are up to.
Mr A is 6ft 1 and he has worked in professional services for more than 20 years.