The upturn in Scotland's energy sector is having a knock on effect for property markets in Tayside and Fife, it has emerged.
Negotiations will continue on how to spend an extra £50 million of investment promised by the Scottish Government as part of the Tay Cities Deal.
Tay Cities Deal allies have signed off an historic document that promises to unlock thousands of jobs and lever in more than £700 million of investment.
Action being taken by councils to curb the menace of fly-tipping could result in a - hopefully temporary - surge in incidents.
Illegal fly-tipping is costing Scotland more than £100 million a year, The Courier can reveal.
Despite costing the country more than £9 million a month, very few fly-tippers are being prosecuted.
A desire to escape from the trappings and chaos of modern life is propelling more tourists to Perthshire, a new study has revealed.
Butchers from across Courier Country have been laden with honours at the meat industry Oscars.
It may feel frostier than Iceland, but Scotland could soon be basking in record temperatures.