Pupils from the most deprived parts of Tayside and Fife are less likely to pass highers than those living in more affluent areas, pass rates reveal.
The Tay Cities Deal faces a funding threat with the UK Government cutting its contribution to the £1 billion investment package.
Plans to reduce rail services through Angus, Dundee and Fife have been scrapped.
Theresa May has dropped as huge hint her government will sign off the Tay Cities deal, securing millions of pounds to transform the local area.
Plans to merge part of Fife with Perthshire and strip the Kingdom of an MP have been branded senseless by local voters.
A £400 million economic boost for Tayside and Fife must not fall victim of an “internal Tory leadership feud”, a Dundee MP has said.