Cash-strapped councils are coming under pressure to scrap commercial loans after Fife's local authority became one of the first in Scotland to save millions.
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.
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.
More than 20 “starving” animals have been removed from the care of their “horse whisperer” owner in Fife.
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.
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.
Angus and Fife town centres are among those worst hit by the “blight” of shops lying empty and unused, according to a report.
Participant numbers in a “flagship” schools sport programme have dropped in three out of four local council areas despite more volunteers stepping forward to support sessions.
Mountain bikers across Fife and Tayside have hailed the return of a six-hour race to Pitmedden forest.
The potential impact of Brexit on communities across Courier country has been revealed in a series of newly-released papers.