The leader of Perth and Kinross council has agreed to work with parents to investigate why an independent specialist school shut, giving parents only four days’ notice.
Fears have been raised that businesses in Perthshire and Angus are missing out on crucial economic development funding.
Perth and Kinross councillors have been accused of being “anti-Dundee” after a vote on usurping the larger city as the lead in the Tay Cities partnership was defeated by the narrowest of margins.
A charity leader has thanked local volunteers for helping to restore nearly 125km of mountain paths – the distance between Perth and Aviemore.
More high tech innovations such a 'smart bins' and 'intelligent street lighting' will be installed in Perth and Dundee after a European funding boost.