Residents of Tayside and Fife contribute almost 10% of all Christmas shoeboxes donated to UK charity, Blythswood Care.
Delays in receiving medication have topped the list of patients' complaints to NHS Tayside and Fife.
Tayside and Fife's weather has been hotter than Rio de Janeiro in the last 24 hours, as summer arrives in Courier Country.
With summer now officially underway, beachgoers are being urged to take extra precautions when spending time near the coast.
Local firefighters have joined a campaign aimed at reducing the number of drownings in local rivers and waterways.