The Tay Cities Deal will be signed off next week following confirmation in the Budget it is being bankrolled with £350 million of public funding.
Rail travel could be too expensive for thousands more Scots when new price rises kick in next year, Labour have said.
Farmers are going on recruiting trips to Eastern Europe and offering loans to potential workers amid “desperate” labour shortages.
Council funding has been slashed by more than £100 a head in Tayside and Fife in five years, according to Holyrood researchers.
RBS has been accused of misleading parliament by denying it used staff targets to move customers online.
A Conservative MP is demanding Theresa May fixes an immigration crisis that could leave a £100m-plus industry “withering on the vine”.
Tayside and Fife councils are having £23m cut from their day-to-day budgets under the funding deal tabled by ministers.
Plans to merge parts of Perthshire and Fife triggered a backlash from residents.
The SNP will lose North Perthshire to the Tories but hold three-way marginal North East Fife in next month's general election, new polling data suggests.
The snap general election may be dominating the headlines, but Scotland goes to the polls this week in another important vote.