Councils in the north and north-east are now in billions of pounds of debt – with the amount owed to the Treasury soaring by almost 50% in less than a decade.
The SNP has defeated Labour to win a council by-election in the capital.
Aberdeen City Council have admitted they don’t have the funds to fix decaying road signs in the city, sparking safety fears.
Ministers have been accused of starving Western Isles Council of cash after it received the worst financial settlement of any Scottish local authority while facing a rising rates bill.
A bus crashed into a shelter in the centre of Aberdeen yesterday afternoon and sent thick shards of broken glass onto the pavement.
A bus has crashed into a shelter in the centre of Aberdeen this afternoon and sent thick shards of broken glass onto the pavement.
Charity workers are preparing to protest against the "catastrophic" cuts which could be made by Aberdeen City Council today.
A cash-strapped city council has turned a road into a “sandpit” according to local residents.
Plans to provide drivers with more training in Aberdeen have been put on hold by councillors.
Aberdeen City Council has taken decisive action to ensure that residents living in tenements are protected against fire.
Footbridges on a scenic north-east path are being rebuilt after being damaged by Storm Frank.
Bucksburn residents have hit out after being displaced from their home for nearly a year, with a flock of pigeons preventing them from returning.
Just 25% of bin lorries in northern Scotland have technology recommended after Glasgow’s 2014 tragedy
Just a quarter of bin lorries in the north of Scotland are equipped with the life-saving technology recommended in the wake of the Glasgow bin lorry crash.
Lochaber councillors’ pleas for fairness over free car parking charges for Fort William residents in the run up to Christmas found favour with councillors at yesterday’s full council meeting in Inverness.
North-east councillors have warned “serious financial challenges” lie ahead following the finance secretary’s budget proposals yesterday.
A Scottish Government watchdog has ruled that a council "failed unreasonably" to provide suitable respite care for a city resident.
Western Isles Council looking at developing a fleet of ferries ‘more in keeping’ with the west coast
The Scottish Government is looking at developing a fleet of ferries that is “more in keeping” with the west coast, says a council after meeting ministers.
Social workers could be drafted in to keep casualty departments moving during winter, while weekly bed-checks could be carried out at care homes.
Fresh calls have been made to ban vehicles from a partly-pedestrianised Aberdeen street after a video emerged showing a bus creeping up behind an oblivious young woman.
A young family of six say they could be forced to quit the Highlands because finding a home is proving almost impossible to find.
An Aberdeen councillor is warning that the changes being made to a major city road could make it more dangerous.
Moray Council group leaders held “positive” talks yesterday to discuss plans for a cross-party group that will help to decide the financial future for the region.
Final closure beckons for the last primary school in central Sutherland.
Three ultra-modern Rapid Response Units (RRU) are undergoing final checks in Skye ready for service in Uig, Staffin and Raasay in a few weeks.
Documents have revealed that council chiefs have ruled out privatising council services in Aberdeen.
A new Highland Council report reveals school children in the region are leading the way with initiatives to reduce plastic waste.
As if things aren’t austere enough, much more misery lies in store for Highland residents according to Highland Council’s revenue budget forecasts for the next three years.
Campaigners fighting to save an historic Aberdeen school have met with senior council bosses to state their case.
An Aberdeen MSP has written to the council’s chief executive amid concerns about the ongoing Broad Street development.
Cash-strapped Highland Council has found the funds to replace one vehicle in its ageing mobile library fleet over the next financial year.
A popular street lighting worker has received an unusual tribute in the form of a plaque attached to a lamppost beside his favourite pub.
The chairman of Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee said he is “very pleased” with a decision from councillors to approve the idea of merging Shetland’s further education sector.