First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she fully expects NHS Tayside to take on the recommendations of a mental health report which are currently being "ignored".
An English-born Conservative has said the "true mask of nationalism has slipped" after a political rival posted a video threatening to send him homeward.
Perthshire businesses are feeling less confident because of Brexit, according to the council.
Half a million pensioners will be forced to seek private healthcare or miss out on an enhanced flu jab because of a national shortage, MSPs have been told.
NHS Tayside is the country's slowest health board at treating people for alcohol and drug problems.
The Tay Cities Deal faces a funding threat with the UK Government cutting its contribution to the £1 billion investment package.
Rail travel could be too expensive for thousands more Scots when new price rises kick in next year, Labour have said.
A Tay Cities Deal would deliver a significant boost to Tayside's economy, according to Deputy First Minister John Swinney.
A Perth-based Tory MSP has warned of border controls if Scotland breaks away from the rest of the UK in the wake of last week's Brexit vote.
One of Perth’s best-known councillors said he is “delighted” to become an MSP and has vowed to fight every corner for his constituents.