Preparing for an 81-mile cycle race through Highland Perthshire whilst working 100 miles north east of Shetland on a North Sea oil platform might seem like an uphill struggle.
The latest changes in the development of The Courier arrive this weekend with the launch of two new pull-outs.
Five branches of the Bank of Scotland in Tayside and Fife are being axed as the banking group continues to pare down its network north of the border.
Courier readers have answered an appeal to raise thousands of pounds for one of Scotland’s leading charities.
Absent parents across Fife and Tayside owe an astonishing £47 million towards the upkeep of their children, The Courier can reveal.
More than £30 million of Tayside’s public sector pension payments is tied up in large tobacco companies.
Communities from across Courier Country have found out who will take centre stage in their area during the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will precede this summer’s Commonwealth Games.
Courier country was lashed by gusts of up to 90 miles per hour causing headaches for commuters as the Tay Road Bridge was closed for much of the afternoon.
Windfarms in Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley could be ruled illegal following a landmark ruling, according to anti-turbine campaigners.
Three Courier Country sites have been chosen as “Coronation meadows.”