A dire Christmas on the high street was laid bare on Friday, with official figures showing the worst December sales performance since 2010.
Tayside's property market has enjoyed a bumper year with strong demand pushing up sales by around 10%, it has been revealed.
Shoppers arrived at some stores from as early as 3am on Boxing Day to hunt for bargains in the post-Christmas sales.
Soaring property prices in Perth and Kinross have overtaken oil-rich Aberdeen for the first time.
Adults who buy alcohol for children will be targeted by police in a winter blitz on underage drinking.
International sales growth was behind an increase in revenue for Arbroath-based jam and preserves manufacturer Mackays last year.
Building materials supplier Breedon Group has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to move away from austerity as it posted higher sales and profits.
Bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis saw UK sales drive forward to record levels in 2016.
Scotland’s shops are desperately hoping for an Easter sales bump after a further slowdown in activity last month.
House prices in Tayside have risen by an average of 11% over the past year despite the Brexit vote and a possible second referendum on Scottish independence.