Beauty spots across Tayside and Fife have been named among Scotland's best green spaces in an annual review.
A Perthshire councillor has warned potential Carse of Gowrie residents to be aware of who is responsible for green space management before buying a home in one of the area's new housing estates.
Developers are dialling up the pressure on local authorities to sell off green spaces that have been rundown by spending cuts.
The regeneration of Kirkcaldy's former industrial heart has taken a significant step forward with the publication of a masterplan.
A Fife community trust is celebrating news its community right to buy application has been approved.