All but three of Scotland’s councils had to rely on cash reserves to cover day-to-day running costs last year.
Counting is under way across Ireland following the local government elections.
The number of disabled people on housing waiting lists has risen by almost 80% in the last two years, new research suggests.
Scotland's Public Finance Minister today denied the north-east has been short-changed in a budget described as “disastrous” for residents.
North-east councils could join forces in a bid to cut procurement costs.
A revolt is brewing as councils across Scotland follow Aberdeen and Moray's lead in announcing they could reject the Scottish Government's funding package.