Moray Council has been accused of disregarding residents' wishes about where budgets should be slashed.
Aberdeen University has put on hold two multi-million pound building projects just months after the ambitious developments were announced.
Council chiefs in Aberdeenshire have warned that communities may have to help run local services as they battle to balance their books.
The future of service points across the Highlands is under threat again after the council unveiled new money-saving proposals.
Planning fees for large renewable energy projects should be increased to raise money for Highland Council, it has been claimed.
Parents must keep up the pressure on Highland Council to scrap their controversial proposals to shorten the school week, a campaigner said yesterday.
Highland Council will slash £600,000 from its winter maintenance budget - despite warnings that the move could put lives at risk.
Plans to cut secondary school staffing by 1% will be postponed for a year after a last minute change of heart by the Highland Council administration yesterday.
A small group of mothers held a protest outside the Highland Council's headquarters this morning as the local authority met to agree its budget.
Members of the public have called on Highland councillors to look at themselves when deciding on their budget cuts.
The cost of burials, cremations and school meals could all soar as Highland Council battles to slash its spending by tens of millions of pounds.
A senior education union official last night raised serious concerns about the impact of the cuts on school pupils in the north, and said axing teaching posts would be a "betrayal".
Western Isles Council faces a round of cuts to tackle an estimated £11million deficit over the next three years.
Inverness Leisure, which runs the city's main swimming pool complex, has been in talks with the council as part of efforts to avoid budget cuts.
A senior manager of the organisation which runs leisure services for Highland Council has warned that budget cuts will lead to "significant closures" and impact on the very people it was created to help.