Dundee and Perth are in line to benefit from a £300 million investment deal for Scotland’s cities to be unveiled by the SNP.
More than 80 rally cars and crews from across the UK took to the forests of Highland Perthshire at the weekend in what has become an annual fixture on the motor sport calendar.
The Queen’s Baton Relay captured the imagination of thousands at the weekend, with communities across Perthshire and Central Scotland turning out in force to celebrate its arrival. The baton’s journey began on Saturday with a visit to McDiarmid Park, where it was paraded alongside the Scottish Cup. Other stops included Auchterarder, Gleneagles, Methven, Crieff, Muthill and Dunblane. On Sunday the baton went to the Stirling area.
Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy has been urged to investigate which of his members have been involved in tactical voting in Perth.
Spectators lined the banks of the River Tay at Grandtully at the weekend to watch some of the country’s top canoeists brave the icy rapids.
Dundee and Stirling have both been offered consolation prizes after missing out on Scotland’s National Performance Centre for Sport.
The Queen’s Baton Relay comes back to Courier country on Friday and Saturday. Following its route through Fife, Dundee and Angus last week, the baton is passing through Highland Perthshire on its way to Perth on Friday evening, before heading for Stirling on Saturday. Follow all the action below:
A radical election campaign group with Lib Dem and Labour members is controversially urging Perthshire voters to back the Tories.
Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton has launched a new women's cycling event to take place in Perthshire.
Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania will be the star attraction at the opening of the Perth Racing Museum this week.