Council funding has been slashed by more than £100 a head in Tayside and Fife in five years, according to Holyrood researchers.
The flooding of Fife’s streets with crack shows how the Scottish Government’s drugs masterplan is failing, says an MSP.
The Scottish Government has pledged to "pull out all the stops" to secure a future for BiFab and its workforce following the crisis-hit Fife firm’s troubles this week.
The Scottish Government has been accused of a “clear contempt for democracy” after it was revealed it is overturning the majority of windfarm plans rejected by councils.
Tayside and Fife politicians have voiced mixed opinions on proposals to re-draw Scotland’s Westminster constituencies.
MSP and Perth councillor Alexander Stewart has been presented with the MBE by the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
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.
The leader of Perth and Kinross Council has appealed for unity after his administration was pressed to take action to protect city centre businesses.
Newly-elected MSP Alexander Stewart is to remain as a councillor for the time being but will stop drawing his salary.
Shopkeepers calling for change to safeguard the future of Perth city centre have been urged to attend a potentially explosive council meeting.