It's a time when most families are busy preparing for time off work, a mountain of shopping, and digging the tree out of the garage.
Traffic has been held up on the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen road after two vehicles crashed this afternoon.
Police are appealing for information to trace a 37-year-old man reported missing from Montrose.
The sudden death of a 38-year-old man near a retail park is not being treated as suspicious.
Police Scotland have thanked the public for their help in tracing a woman and her young children who were reported missing.
Madam, - I recently read with intrigue at the current financial support being provided by the council to Horsecross for the Perth Theatre and Concert Hall (The Courier, October 16).
Police are upping their attempts to find a mother and two children, including a six-month old baby, who have been missing from Perth for almost two days.
Police are appealing for information after a man was seen to fall from the roof of a building in Dundee in the early hours of today.
Replacement buses have been put in place for train passengers in Scotland following the death of a man in Dundee today.
Police are appealing for information after three cars had their wing mirrors broken off in the same Dundee street.