An engineer discovered more than he bargained for when a routine boiler check saw him stumble across a cannabis farm.
A drug courier who was supplying the illicit trade in Aberdeen has been jailed for 18 months after he was apprehended in Perthshire.
A newlywed was abandoned by his bride after just 13 days of marriage after detectives staged a raid on his home in search of child abuse images.
A care worker who repeatedly assaulted an adult with additional support needs as a means of calming them has been struck-off from the profession.
A £45,000 fundraising campaign has been launched in an effort to create a new heritage path around the ancient site of Innerpeffray.
An historic Perthshire battlefield is being readied for fresh conflict and may halt the advance of the giant A9 dualling project.
A woman has admitted staging a failed bid to smuggle drugs into Perth Prison by concealing a package of illicit tablets within a bag of crisps.
Young St Johnstone and Motherwell fans faced-off outside McDiarmid Park after a botched bid by police officers and ground security to avoid confrontation.
A once-respected planning expert has been convicted of possessing indecent images of children for a second time.
A top line-up of authors, film-makers, adventurers and journalists has been unveiled for the 14th Winter Words literary festival, which opens next month in Pitlochry.