This year's council elections have already had a significant impact on the face of local politics in Scotland.
Work on a multi-million pound facility for youngsters with complex learning needs is forging ahead.
Work began on a new £13million primary school in Aberdeen yesterday.
Recruitment crisis leaves north of Scotland schools short of 260 teachers… With new term just days away
North of Scotland schools have more than 260 teaching vacancies - with the start of the new session just days away.
Pupils will return to their Aberdeen school on Tuesday morning after it was damaged by fire at the weekend.
The Scottish Government could slash millions of pounds from Aberdeen City Council's budget after it failed to meet strict teacher targets.
Aberdeen City Council has offered all of its staff the chance to re-train as primary school teachers to tackle a major shortage.
Funding to replace an Aberdeen primary school was announced by the Scottish Government yesterday.
The amount of money paid by housing developers in Aberdeen towards local schools could be cut significantly under proposals being discussed today.