Ministers have been urged to follow the lead of Perthshire schools and stop pupils using their phones.
Rural crime: Stolen tractors from Courier country farms being used as ‘international currency’ by brazen gangs
In the second part of our spotlight on rural crime in Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander hears why there’s no room for complacency in the battle against equipment theft and livestock worrying.
In the first of a two-part series, Michael Alexander speaks to Police Scotland and a Kinross-shire farmer about the costly impact of rural crime and hears about the action being taken to fight back against the brazen work of serious organised crime gangs.
When Aberfeldy café owner Mike Haggerton learned the last bank in town was closing he feared his own business would soon follow.
A Dunkeld man has returned from Nepal where his team overcame a near-fatal accident to make a documentary about the Sherpa people.
A Perthshire schoolgirl has tracked down an escapee city chicken and given it a new home.
The Courier has teamed up with Strathclyde Sirens to give readers the chance to win a fantastic prize!
Lost At Sea: Why the loss of her trawlerman father inspired playwright Morna Young to become a writer
Ahead of the world premiere of her epic play Lost At Sea at Perth Theatre, Michael Alexander finds out from Moray-raised playwright, actress and musician Morna Young how the death of her father inspired her to become a writer.
Wildlife campaigners have said more should be done to prevent animals dying on the road.
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