Communities across rural Perthshire are being supplied with a 20-strong force of cardboard police to deter speeding drivers.
The search for a missing person in the River Tay at Perth has been stood down.
On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. A Republican, the reality TV star and controversial businessman had won the election in a surprise contest against Democrat Hillary Clinton in November 2016.
A family business has launched the “world’s first” haggis, neeps and tatties flavoured crisps for fans of Scotland’s national dish.
Major emergency services operation at River Tay in Perth as search crews hunt for man heard ‘shouting for help’
Police, paramedics and rescue specialists from across Tayside have flocked to Tay Street in Perth as a major search effort is underway.
Thousands of shoppers descended on Perth High Street on Boxing Day to take advantage of the sales.
Benches placed in memory of former members of a Perthshire bowling club have had to be locked away after they were stolen by hooligans.
High Street businesses in Perth lost out on the crucial busy sales period after a problem with a BT Openreach cable left them unable to take card payments from customers for a week.
The #MeToo movement went global, after taking off in the United States in 2017 as a response to the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse made against heavyweight Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In addition, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Congolese physician Denis Mukwege and Yazidi assault survivor Nadia Murad “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”
It was the year that the deadliest outbreak of ebola started in West Africa and began to spread, the year that Russian conflict in Ukraine and Crimea raised global tensions and the year that a Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur destined for Beijing vanished – just four months before a different, unrelated Malaysian Airlines flight was shot down near the Ukrainian border.