Patients in some Courier Country towns are being forced to wait twice as long for an ambulance.
Ambulance dispatchers who send out blue-light crews to Courier Country are being plagued by reckless hoax calls.
Remember when "wind-up" phone calls were all the rage?
The Scottish Ambulance Service in Tayside and Fife has been forced to deal with an increasing number of hoax calls, according to new figures.
A serial Angus 999 hoaxer has been jailed for 18 months.