Taxpayers were forced to plug the hole in council finances so local services could cope with slashed budgets, says Scotland’s spending watchdog.
Cuts to beds and staff at a Dundee respite centre for severely disabled children are to be reversed following crunch talks between parents and MSPs.
Parents of disabled children have called for a meeting with 19 MSPs from Tayside and Fife in a “last resort” bid to reverse cuts to respite care.
Dundee City Council has scrapped all swimming lessons for primary school pupils.
Anti-austerity group Fife's People's Assembly has accused Fife Council of hypocrisy over budget cuts.
Council administration leader John Alexander said the "blood" of those harmed by austerity was on the hands of the Conservatives at a heated council meeting on Monday.
An anti-austerity campaign group has said further cuts to Dundee City Council's budget will impoverish city residents.
Dundee City Council has warned it could be facing budget cuts of almost £70 million pounds over the next three years.
The newly elected members of Angus Council have been urged not to back plans to slash the workforce by up to 800 full-time posts on Thursday.
Those who need to spend a penny in Fife Council-maintained public toilets run a greater risk than ever of finding them in a sorry state because of budget cuts, councillors have been told.