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.
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.
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.
Storms battered large parts of Courier Country on Saturday morning with more gale force winds predicted for the first half of the week.
The Tay Road Bridge has reopened.
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.
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.
The potential impact of Brexit on communities across Courier country has been revealed in a series of newly-released papers.