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.
The Deputy First Minister has promised a transport revolution for Perth to help drive the economy forward.
People should pay a surcharge on tickets for events like T in the Park to pay for clean up costs, say police officers. The Scottish Police Federation, which represents the rank-and-file, has proposed a “social responsibility levy” for commercial activities which have a “disproportionate impact” on communities in a manifesto it released on Sunday.