Tayside and Fife's teachers could boycott the new secondary school qualifications after proposals to reduce the “assessment overload” were dismissed as inadequate by the country’s teaching union.
When Dundee man Jim McGowan succumbed to cancer, his family wanted to spend every moment of his last days with him.
Beaches across Tayside and Fife are on track to improve their bathing water quality standards by 2017 but two remain "poor".
Competition to be voted Scotland's favourite building is fierce this year, with some of the country's finest landmarks competing against each other.
Hundreds of young veterans in Tayside and Fife are being abandoned to a life of poverty, debt and depression when they leave the army, it has been claimed.