A journalist described as a “force of nature” by colleagues has died, aged 48.
The two men convicted of the murder of Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson have launched a bid for freedom.
The mother of tragic Kirriemuir murder victim Steven Donaldson has described the support the family has received as “amazing”.
A murder accused made a prison cell confession, boasting he had stabbed “the boy” more than 25 times, a jury was told yesterday.
Mobile phones belonging to Steven Donaldson, his alleged killer Steven Dickie and the partner of co-accused Callum Davidson were tracked moving around the outskirts of Kirriemuir in the hours before the 27-year-old’s body was discovered, a court heard yesterday.
A woman accused of murder sent her ex-boyfriend a phone message telling him: “You either meet me up the hill or not at all” the night before his mutilated and burned body was found near the town, a court heard yesterday.
Jurors have been told alleged killer Callum Davidson could have been within ‘one to two metres’ of Steven Donaldson for spots of his blood to transfer
Murder trial jurors have been told an alleged killer could have been within “one or two metres” of the victim for spots of blood to transfer to his clothes.
A juror in a murder trial fainted moments after hearing graphic evidence revealing the victim’s spinal cord had been severed in two places, possibly by an axe or machete, killing him.
Witness saw murder accused and Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson’s cars together in Kirriemuir hours before his death
A witness has told a High Court jury he saw murder accused Tasmin Glass’s car and a “sporty” white BMW together in Kirriemuir’s Peter Pan playpark just hours before the discovery of Arbroath man Steven Donaldson’s battered and burnt body.
A “grey and jittery” murder accused confessed he had broken a baseball bat by striking Steven Donaldson with it after he and a friend stepped into an argument between their female co-accused and her Arbroath ex-boyfriend at a Kirriemuir’s children playpark, a court has heard.
A jury in the trial of a woman and two men accused of murdering oil worker Steven Donaldson has been shown graphic images of the 27-year-old lying dead beside his burned out BMW in the car park of an Angus nature reserve.
A female teenager accused of murdering Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson has been granted bail by a High Court judge.
Three people appeared in court tonight accused of arranging to meet an oil worker at a children's playpark before murdering him by battering and stabbing him, transporting him to a nature reserve and setting him on fire.
The country house where Captain Scott planned his ill-fated final expedition – and it could be yours for offers over £550,000
If walls could talk, then those inside Burnside Lodge in Glen Prosen, by Kirriemuir, would have a fascinating story to tell.
Three people have appeared in court accused of murdering an oil worker found dead at a Scots beauty spot.
Three people were today charged with the murder of an oil worker found dead in the car park of a Scots beauty spot.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was found in an Angus nature reserve.
The hunt for evidence to bring Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson’s brutal killers to justice intensified on Wednesday.
A bothy ballads stalwart claimed his sixth “champion of champions” title at the weekend in front of a sold-out Moray audience.
Challenges don’t come much more daunting than building an eco-friendly house from the foundations up, but for construction enthusiasts Geoff and Louise Cooper, it was a labour of love. The innovative couple hand-built every aspect of their home, Willow House, from scratch, doing everything from laying energy-efficient, wood-pellet fired, under-floor heating to installing solar thermal panels on the roof. Their eco-friendly focus has paid off as the four-bedroom property can be heated for as little as £350 a year. The property also qualifies for an RHI payment which amounts to close to £2,500 per annum, making it free to run as this covers heating, lighting and council tax costs. What was a piece of empty land has been transformed into a stunning, oak-framed detached property, which would make an ideal family home. It’s currently on the market with Bell Ingram at offers over £315,000. With the Coopers both working full-time jobs, the hard graft was undertaken in their spare time and the challenging, but ultimately rewarding, project was completed in five years. Having only previously dabbled in modest renovations on small properties, traditional oak carpenter Geoff, and his wife Louise, sought a much greater and more demanding project when they took on the task of creating a unique energy-efficient home. Louise said: “Every decision we made was with the view of making the house as economically friendly as possible. We know from our experience of living in the area just how expensive running, and especially heating, a property can be so we set ourselves the goal of seeing just how low we could cut those costs. All our efforts have paid off, as the house can be heated for as little as £350 a year. “I can’t deny it was a gruelling task, but the whole project was great fun and the house is looking fantastic. Unfortunately, we are having to move away from the area and have therefore chosen to put Willow House on the market.”
Plans for a statue of the late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott in his former hometown have hit a bum note after the majority of residents said they did not want the memorial in the main square.