When RBS came perilously close to collapse amid global economic turmoil almost 10 years ago, it was United Kingdom taxpayers who dug deep to save the famous old bank from going crashing out of business.
On the face of it, this weekend's St Johnstone v Hamilton Accies league match may not strike the casual observer as the most glamorous of sporting occasions.
St Johnstone players have been blasted by their manager for their poor form, lack of co-ordination and failure to get even the basic things right.
Perth city centre was last year rocked by the sudden closure of independent department store McEwens of Perth.
Here is our guide to the official bonfire and fireworks displays being held across Courier country.
The Strathearn ward, north of Perth, follows the historic valley of the River Earn.
A glider pilot triggered an emergency response after performing what he described as a "routine" landing in a Perthshire field.
Looks like I got my wish.
An appeal to find a missing old English sheepdog has captured the hearts of thousands of animal lovers.
The Highland Perthshire ward - famous for its breath-taking scenery - lies north of the Highland fault line which runs from Loch Lomond, through Dunkeld and into eastern Scotland.