Farmers are going on recruiting trips to Eastern Europe and offering loans to potential workers amid “desperate” labour shortages.
A Perthshire MSP has been criticised by Holyrood’s standards committee for forwarding on confidential information.
Council funding has been slashed by more than £100 a head in Tayside and Fife in five years, according to Holyrood researchers.
Tayside and Fife risk being “left behind” because of the failure of ministers to agree an investment package worth up to £1.8 billion to the area.
BBC political debating television programme Question Time is returning to Perth and producers are seeking vocal locals to be among the audience.
RBS has been accused of misleading parliament by denying it used staff targets to move customers online.
Motorists who are among the most reliant on their cars are being exploited by pump profiteering, new figures suggest.
A Perthshire MP was fobbed off when he asked Theresa May to toughen up the obligations on banks to retain services in communities.
Tayside health chiefs went rogue when they dipped into public donations for general spending, MSPs were told.
Schools in the Education Secretary’s Perthshire constituency have warned that his new bill could make it even harder to fill senior posts.