They turned out in the teeth of a howling blizzard to mark a special moment in Aberdeen’s history… the last tram to run from Torry.
I know that in the teeth of the current pandemic – curse you Covid-19 – it’s hard to remember what a night in the pub was like.
As crowds thronged at Ballater to clamber on the train to Aberdeen Joint Station, there was poignancy to the number on the front of the engine – 2B.
Community spirit has always been the bedrock of Aberdeen, making it such a great place to live, work and play.
Ellon is a bustling, attractive town ... but one with a long history stretching back into the mists of time.
This is a milestone year… the 25th anniversary of the arrival of a film that changed my life forever and not in a good way.
Granite Noir: Meet David Baldacci, the global crime-writing superstar who is a fan of Doug Henshall’s Shetland
US author David Baldacci is a global crime-writing superstar, his acclaimed thriller series have sold more than 150 million copies around the world, topped booked charts and been translated into 45 languages – and he’s a huge fan of TV detective series, Shetland.
Granite Noir: Festival ambassador Stuart MacBride on why you should binge the crime-writing festival
Aberdeen's hugely popular crime-writing festival, Granite Noir, kicks off this Friday with a glittering line-up of big name authors.
Aberdeen is rightly proud of its sense of community and its rich history and cultural life.
It was like a scene from Disney’s classic Lady And The Tramp, played out on the streets of Aberdeen during the dark days of the Great Depression of the 1930s.
There is a sense of history coming full circle with the plans for flats to be created at the Monkey House on Union Street.
There is no mistaking the sense of sacred antiquity about St Machar's Cathedral, standing in the heart of Old Aberdeen.
The gaze holds you… the piercing stare of a Victorian criminal reaching across more than 150 years from the instant in time their prison mugshot was taken.
This week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Scottish kids saving Scooby-Doo from the BBC axe… but there’s one puzzle Mystery Inc. never solved for me as a youngster. Why was Top Cat called Boss Cat by the Beeb?
From coping with winter weather to being home to a mighty shipbuilding industry, Aberdeen's communities have always played a key role in the life of the Granite City.
The wintry blast that blanketed the north-east in a covering of snow brought disruption in its wake.
Fifty years ago, the BBC tried to axe Scooby-Doo… and they would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for those pesky Scottish kids.
If you were to ask someone to describe a traditional, quaint north-east fishing village they would probably end up telling you all about Johnshaven.
It’s amazing what you discover when you watch a quiz show on telly like Only Connect – the one where I don’t even know what the answer means, let alone the questions.
A battered vintage printer’s cabinet and its original brass typefaces – used for decades by a north-east printer – has been lovingly restored in a new Channel 4 show.
A north-east singer-songwriter says he feels “honoured” after winning an international song competition against fierce global competition.
Lockdown V.2 has been, ahem, interesting.
While it might lack the fairy tale-lines of some of the north-east’s ancient strongholds, Drum Castle has seen more history than most.
Granite Noir has unveiled a glittering line-up of world-class crime writers – including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Jo Nesbo and David Baldacci – when it returns next month.
Legendary Scots crime writer Val McDermid is busy using lockdown to go back to the future as she works on a brand new series of novels.
I have just renewed my acquaintance with an old friend with whom I have had an off-off relationship for more than 40 years now… my razor.
Today, St Cyrus National Nature Reserve is an oasis of calm, the sound of the wind soughing through dune grass and wildflower, the lapping of waves on sand, interrupted only by the cries of myriad birds that call it home…
Community spirit is one of the strengths of living, working and playing in the Granite City.
So, a little over three weeks since Boris Johnson hailed his post-Brexit deal as a huge success, can we all agree it is anything but?
Robert Burns' words are known and loved the world over… but did Rabbie speak with a Doric accent?