Councils in Aberdeen and Glasgow are dishing out more bus lane fines than London – despite having just one tenth of the population.
Council taxpayers forked out nearly £41,000 last year transporting 15 pupils to the Gaelic school in Inverness - the highest amount paid since at least 2010.
Councils across the north-east are paying out around £100,000 a year in compensation for damage caused by bin lorries.
More than a dozen north-east councillors have been sent reminders to pay their council tax, the Press and Journal can reveal.
Facebook coughed up just £4,327 in corporation tax last year - despite receiving £489,329 from the government to spend on advertising.
Security at Aberdeen Art Gallery was stepped up before it closed for re-development for fear of theft, it has emerged.
A pressure group has called for Scotland’s budget to be cut by £4.4billion and the UK energy department to be scrapped.
David Cameron's speech at the Conservative conference was branded "shameless" by opponents but hailed as "morally right" by supporters last night.
Ed Miliband's conference speech was hailed as "visionary" by supporters last night while being derided by opponents as "sixth form socialism".
More than 30 council staff in the north and north-east are earning more than £100,000 a year, according to new research.
Aberdeen City Council has spent thousands of pounds teaching local politicians how to "speed read" paperwork.