The snap general election may be dominating the headlines, but Scotland goes to the polls this week in another important vote.
council election 2017
The Ferry ward – comprising Balmossie, Barnhill, Panmurefield Village and Broughty Ferry – was recently spared being split in two, following a review by the boundary commission.
The only Liberal Democrat councillor, David May, has decided to not stand for re-election.
Perth city centre was last year rocked by the sudden closure of independent department store McEwens of Perth.
Regeneration is the name of the game here where, in some parts, a third of children are growing up in poverty.
It is no exaggeration to say that what happens in the East End ward of Dundee over the next five years will shape the city for a generation or more.
A large and diverse ward, the needs of local people here are certainly varied.
The Arbroath East ward lost part of its territory and a councillor in a shake-up to the ward boundaries.
The Perth City North ward is densely populated taking in the neighbourhoods of Letham, Tulloch, Double Dykes and Fairfield.
Cupar is the historic county town of Fife and residents are proud of its heritage and place at the heart of North-East Fife’s agricultural industry.