Police in Tayside and Fife have reopened five cold cases spanning almost five decades in a new bid to shed new light on the identities of victims.
A project which aims to provide dementia, autism and baby friendly screenings of films in Fife is one of 22 initiatives across Scotland sharing in an £800,000 windfall.
More Scots are being forced to apply for crisis grants to help feed their families and heat their homes, it has emerged.
Fears have been raised about the worrying number of children being left home alone in parts of Tayside and Fife.
Members of the public will get the chance to hear more about a bold blueprint for the future of rail services in Tayside and Fife at an event in Dundee this weekend.
Ministers have confirmed they will consider financial assistance for local councils under the Bellwin Scheme following recent heavy snowfalls.
An extra £5 million to help NHS boards cope with the pressure winter puts on health and social care services has been announced by the Scottish Government.