George Smith, 81, was brought up in Aberdeenshire and has worked on various farms in the area. This is part one of a letter which he wrote, about the ups and downs of his younger days.
We all know fish and seafood can be good for us, but which ones should we be eating and why? From brain boosts to staving off depression, Abi Jackson scales through the ocean's superfoods
She held a square piece of cardboard out in front of me which had a drum kit on a red background on it.
The devastating floods that hit Ballater last December left misery in their wake. On day one of our new series, we talk to a resident who is determined to get back to normality after the deluge.
Want to make the most of those beautiful spring bouquets? Kate Whiting reveals seven ways to make blooms last longer
Forget baking and cooking, the next traditional craft to get a big, sexy makeover and attract thousands of fans is knitting. Just watch out for hundreds of knitted Nessies!
They say every picture tells a story, and that is what Skye photographer Rosie Woodhouse hopes is the case with her series of images from a recent trip to Jordan to speak to refugees
The biggest sign a man’s having a midlife crisis is a flashy red sports car on the drive, right? Not any more...
Orkney is a place of great beauty and isolation and as a remarkable new memoir reveals, a place which helped one young woman with her battle with alcoholism. Author Amy Liptrot shares her story of a life filled with highs and lows with Susan Welsh
A pet can be a lifeline to those living alone, but what happens when money gets tight? Some would rather feed a pet and starve themselves, according to one remarkable woman who is helping feed hundreds of animals across the Highlands, writes Susan Welsh
This week, it has been revealed that those living in the north and north-east will enjoy healthy lives for longer than those living elsewhere. On day one of a new series looking at how we treat older people,
All one Aberdeen family wanted for Christmas was to have their little boy home from hospital. Their wish has come true – now they want to help others by highlighting the need for a specialist scanner which could save the lives of Scottish children born with heart defects
Thinking of buying a real Christmas tree? Expert David Mitchell offers top tips for choosing the right one and keeping it looking fresh throughout the festive season
HELPING HANDS IN TIME OF NEED
Susan Welsh meets the stars of a new TV series about Gordonstoun and nails a few myths about Britain’s ‘poshest’ school
As thousands continue to flee war-torn Syria, Laura Redpath identifies the troubles people are facing in refugee camps and the steps being taken to help tackle the crisis
Susan Welsh meets a remarkable Skye man willing to pay £50,000 to have his head removed and cryogenically preserved after his death
What began as a quiet afternoon ended up as a voyage of discovery connected to one of history's darkest periods for one Aberdeen family, writes Laura Redpath
With the number of members falling dramatically, a group of young women, the Deen Divas, aim to breathe new life into the Scottish Women’s Institute and save it from disappearing altogether, writes Susan Welsh
As that most super of superfoods gets some bad press, Ella Walker leafs through the facts about whether it's really all that good for us.
As the bodyguard of Princess Diana, Mohamed Al Fayed, Alex Salmond and a score of other celebrities including Tom Cruise and Sylvester Stallone, Moray father Lee Sansum has spent the majority of his years risking his life to protect others. But now, after a near-death experience in Libya, his wife is trying to protect him
When the Kolarczyks set off on a trip to the Highlands three years ago, they had no idea of the devastation events of the day would cause.
Being the only transgender on a small Hebridean island meant having to lead a double life. Susan Welsh talks to the remarkable Julie Clarke, whose journey has been both heartwarming and brave
In 1921 a stone pillar was erected in the grounds of Kirkton of Skene’s churchyard to commemorate local men and boys who lost their lives during the Great War.
Twenty years after she first hit the headlines for standing shoulder to shoulder with her daughter after she became embroiled in a bitter cross-Atlantic custody battle, Scots grandmother Flora Dempster is back to tell her own side of the story
We're a nation obsessed with public hygiene, if recent survey findings are anything to go by. Clean up your act with these expert tips
In the midst of the Kathmandu earthquake, three brothers-in-law – including north-east mariner Dean Southall – set off on a UK rescue mission to help traumatised workers in a Nepalese clothing factory. Dean tells their harrowing story
A footballer who lost a leg after doctors failed to diagnose his cancer will finally have his day in court after he decided to sue the health board for negligence. YL speaks to him about how these tragic events have changed his life
With only 40 days left to raise £100,000 for her cancer-stricken toddler, Eileidh, Gail Paterson shares her story of an emotional road to Hell with Susan Welsh
The recent brutal attack on brothers James and Peter Stewart is a reminder to us all of the dangers of buying products online. But for one Shetland couple, it brought back memories of a similar terrifying experience of their own