A Dundee man angered at his sacking by energy giant SSE plotted and then spectacularly botched a revenge raid on one of its supply depots.
A burning car brought the A90 to a near standstill on Sunday as thick smoke shrouded both carriageways.
Some of the finest days out in the country are to be had in Tayside and Fife, with the regions scooping some of the top prizes at the Scottish Hospitality Awards.
Dundee and Perth have been awarded a share of £3.25 million of European funding to develop hubs that will encourage people to walk and cycle and use low carbon transport.
Homes across Tayside are being targeted by a wave of bogus workmen claiming to be from utility companies in an attempt to steal money and valuables.
Decision makers will gather in Perth next month for a major national conference that could define Scotland’s future cycling strategy.
A scheming bank manager who plundered customers’ accounts for her own gain has been told she was guilty of a “gross breach of trust”.
More than half a million meals were served up by Tayside and Fife charities from food that would otherwise have gone to waste.