Admiral of the Tay

Rivals. Your arch nemesis. The Moriarty to your Sherlock Holmes. The Joker to your Batman. Rivals are a means of tension and intrigue in many books and films. They even emerge in sport. Borg vs McEnroe, Lauda vs Hunt, Dundee vs Dundee United. Or perhaps more appropriately for this article, Dundee vs St Johnstone. For... Continue Reading →

The Burning of the Witch

Some of you may have heard the name Grissell Jaffray. She was executed in Dundee for being a witch in 1669. This was the last execution of a witch in Dundee. Just how many there were before her, we don't know exactly. The records don't survive. Grissell was married to a wealthy business man. He... Continue Reading →

A Boy Named Winston

Winston Churchill. A name that conjures up certain images. To most people that image involves a bowler hat, a long cigar and the 'V for victory' sign. War-time Prime Minister and, in 2002, voted the greatest Briton of all time. Generally revered by most UK citizens. Everywhere that is except Dundee. Churchill's connection to the... Continue Reading →

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