Local authorities across Scotland have spent more than £627 million on exit packages for staff in the last six years, figures show.
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.
A simmering political row over the future of Perth city centre is on the verge of boiling point after fresh calls for more action to protect high street shops.