Perth city centre was last year rocked by the sudden closure of independent department store McEwens of Perth.
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The Perth City North ward is densely populated taking in the neighbourhoods of Letham, Tulloch, Double Dykes and Fairfield.
The Perth City South ward is made up of Craigie, Moncrieffe and Friarton.
At the heart of the Almond and Earn ward is the vibrant village of Bridge of Earn.
The Kinross-shire ward is known locally as the gateway to the highlands and at its heart lies Loch Leven, which is a major nature reserve.
Tourism is a major employer in the Strathallan ward, with none bigger than the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel.
The Strathearn ward, north of Perth, follows the historic valley of the River Earn.
Taking in some of the area’s most scenic landscapes, the Strathtay ward is the second largest in Perth and Kinross in terms of land mass.
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.
Blairgowrie and Glens stretches from the snowy climes of Glenshee to rural settlements around the River Ericht, making it one of the biggest wards in the Perth and Kinross region.