The majority of Scottish health boards and councils fail to provide training courses for the public on the risks of food allergies, new research suggests.
Scotland’s councils were forced to raid their cash reserves this year and remove £157million to fund day-to-day services.
A local authority in Scotland overpaid staff and former workers by more than £800,000 in less than three years, spending watchdogs have revealed.
Councils across the north and north-east have spent more than £60million drafting in consultants, the Press and Journal can reveal.
North and north-east councils suffered a dramatic fall in Scottish Government cash to fund services over the last five years, Scotland’s public spending watchdog has said.
The Scottish budget is going to be debated in the parliament next week – this is a worrying time for those who depend on public services.
Scottish councils have "squandered" nearly £1m on electric cars they barely use.
Councils have urged parents to be "cautious" about the latest figures that paint a worrying picture of education in the north of Scotland.
Highland councillors have backed a plan to join forces with their counterparts at Aberdeen City and shire councils in a deal that should save the authorities millions of pounds each year.
Nominations are being sought for eight community councils in the Highlands that have failed to materialise since routine elections last November.
Aberdeenshire council chiefs claim they "don't understand the logic" behind four Scottish authorities dropping out of a local government umbrella body.
Local authorities across the north and north-east have activated their winter maintenance programmes despite the mild weather.
Council workers across Scotland will be balloted on possible strike action in September in a dispute over pay.
Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire should have more councillors, while Highland and Moray should have less, the Local Government Boundary Commission has proposed.