Singer Michael Marra’s stage fright struggles revealed in new biography

A new biography of one of Scotland’s most celebrated singer-songwriters is to lift the lid on his long-running struggle to perform live during a career spanning four decades before his death in 2012.

William Dickson has been missing since yesterday morning. Picture: Handout

Appeal launched for Dundee teen who disappeared before school

Police are searching for a 15-year-old boy who went missing while wearing his school uniform.


Comic book stars inspire dance routine for Dundee culture bid

A new “Dundee dance routine” inspired by some of its famous comic book characters created in the city has been released to help bolster its bid to become a European culture capital.

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Children performing with Scotland's Big Noise orchestras get glowing report.

Big Noise children’s orchestra gets top inspection report

A youth orchestra charity giving free music tuition in some of Scotland’s most deprived areas has the potential to “transform” children’s lives, a report has found.

A drone's eye view of the Indigo Hotel and Staybridge Suites in Dundee. Picture: Contributed

Sharkey builds portfolio with Dundee and St Andrews projects

Sharkey, the Edinburgh-based firm that specialises in fit-outs and refurbishments, is continuing to build its credentials in the hotels and leisure sector.

Dundee has invested for the opportunity to host the European Capital of Culture over the last 20 years. 
Picture: Alan Richardson

Dundee bolsters team for European Capital of Culture bid

Dundee has called in events guru Peter Irvine, former Edinburgh International Festival director Sir Jonathan Mills and a former producer of the Brit Awards, Helen Terry, to mastermind its bid to be crowned a European Capital of Culture.

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Events expert Pete Irvine - also author of the Scotland The Best guide book - has joined Dundee's bid to become European City of Culture.

Leader comment: Dundee’s Euro bid gets serious

Anyone who has emerged from Dundee’s railway station in the last couple of years cannot have failed to notice something significant is happening.

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Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe wants to create a rugged and 'cool' vehicle. Picture: Ineos/PA Wire

Ineos tycoon Jim Ratcliffe seeks UK subsidy for new 4x4

Chemicals giant Ineos has had interest from European countries to build its new 4x4 vehicle.

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Ex-SNP MP and former First Minister Alex Salmond. Picture: John Devlin

Alex Salmond named keynote speaker at renewables event

Former First Minister Alex Salmond has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a major conference in Scotland looking at the impact on the renewable energy industry following Brexit.

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Dundee passenger brings trolley on to bus. Picture: Xplore Dundee

Bus company warning after Dundee man brings on shopping trolley

A bus company has warned passengers that they are not allowed to bring shopping trolleys on board with them after an incident in Dundee earlier in the week.

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Scotland's first low emission zone is due to be launched by the end of 2018. Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Drivers face penalties in Scotland's first low emission zone

Motorists would be penalised for driving into Scotland's cities unless their vehicles have the cleanest engines, plans for the first low emission zones (LEZ) today showed.
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Steve Bruce, general manager of GA Sliding Head. Picture: Contributed

Dundee manufacturer GA Sliding Head looks to double sales

A Dundee-based manufacturer is set to increase sales to £2.6 million in its financial year to April, up from £2.35m in the previous 12 months, after announcing a £300,000 investment to boost its machining capability.

Ryan Devaney appeared at High Court on Royal Mile. Picture: Greg Macvean

Man accused of attempted murder of 11-month-old baby on trial

A man has gone on trial accused of the attempted murder of an 11-month-old baby boy.

From left: Matthew Leith, Euan Donnelly and Charlotte Laing. Picture: Contributed

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Scholars head for Canada

Entrepreneurial Scotland said its Saltire Scholar Internship Programme has placed a group of students with host companies in Canada for the first time thanks to a new visa partnership.

Craig McDonald. Picture: Contributed

Air Ambulance paramedic to do skydive for three charities

AN air ambulance paramedic is facing a very different kind of ‘flying’ this weekend when he leaps out of an aircraft at 10,000ft.

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Sir Tom Farmer with some of 2,000-plus people who took part in the charity fundraiser Dundee Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk. Picture: Elaine Livingstone/Contributed

Dundee turns tartan as thousands raised in Kiltwalk

MORE than 2,000 people took part in the Dundee Kiltwalk on Saturday, raising thousands of pounds for walkers’ chosen charities.

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Sandy Adam, executive chairman of Springfield Properties. Picture: Dan Phillips

Record sales for housebuilder Springfield Properties

Scotland-focused housebuilder Springfield Properties has seen annual pre-tax profits jump by nearly a third as its revenues exceeded £100 million for the first time.

Neighbours and rivals: Dundees twin football clubs are separated by just 200  yards but the Dark Blues are planning to move some three miles away, a distance that could be a million miles for Aidan Smith

Aidan Smith: why Dundee and Dundee United need to remain side-by-side

I don’t normally write about football here and the beautiful game will only feature on these pages when there’s cause for delirious celebration or sad mourning. Unfortunately it’s the latter which is preoccupying me right now and I hope you don’t think I’m exaggerating when I tell you that one of the wonders of the Scottish world is in mortal danger.

An artist's impression of the V&A Museum in Dundee

Dundee unveils new city anthem for culture capital bid

Dens park. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Dundee submit plans for new stadium in Camperdown Park

Initial plans for a new Dundee stadium have been submitted to the city council.

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