Fly-tippers are being threatened with a fine of up to £40,000 for dumping items after a pile of ceramic tiles were left at a beauty spot.
The money received by Perth and Kinross Council through car parking fines in the city has rocketed 74% in two years.
Standard Chartered has put by 900 million US dollars (£688 million) for fines relating to investigations in the UK and the US stretching back more than a decade.
It may be illegal and fines and penalties may have been doubled but far too many people continue to use their phone while driving – and Scots are the worst offenders.
Irresponsible pet owners face unlimited fines or up to five years in jail under new government proposals.
Excuses such as "my dog ate it" never quite cut the mustard when it came to homework.
Libraries in Tayside and Fife have handed out more than £200,000 of fines in two years and are still awaiting the return of books borrowed nearly a quarter of a century ago, it has emerged.
Seven pubs in Dundee and one in Perth have been hit with four-figure fines for showing Premier League football illegally.
Motorists landed with private parking fines do not have the law on their side, according to a Tayside solicitor.
Almost a third of the £5 million fines generated from fixed-point speeding cameras in Scotland were raked in from motorists in Fife, Tayside and the Central belt.