Perth and Kinross councillors have been accused of being “anti-Dundee” after a vote on usurping the larger city as the lead in the Tay Cities partnership was defeated by the narrowest of margins.
Families hit by the closure of the New School at Butterstone last year have said they are unable to meet a council deadline to sign up for a temporary alternative place.
The leader of Perth and Kinross council has agreed to work with parents to investigate why an independent specialist school shut, giving parents only four days’ notice.
Mountain bikers across Fife and Tayside have hailed the return of a six-hour race to Pitmedden forest.
More than 20 “starving” animals have been removed from the care of their “horse whisperer” owner in Fife.
A mothballed Perthshire primary school will reopen in the new year to accommodate children from the now closed New School at Butterstone.
Claims that a special Perthshire school was shut down after a council-led vendetta have been bolstered by a new dossier drawing on interviews from more than 20 school staff.
Irresponsible pet owners face unlimited fines or up to five years in jail under new government proposals.
The house sparrow was the most commonly spotted bird in Perth and Kinross and Fife during last year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
Pressure is mounting on the Scottish Government over the botched closure of the New School at Butterstone after it was revealed 18 of the school’s 24 pupils still have no school to attend.