Pilot injured in helicopter crash in Perth

A pilot has been injured after being involved in a helicopter crash at Perth Airport this morning.

The daring armed raid was carried out at Gleneagles Hotel

Two men in court over £500,000 armed raid at Gleneagles

Two men have denied stealing high-value watches in a terrifying armed raid at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel last summer.

An incident took place in a police van similar to the one pictured- stock image

Two arrested following incident in police van in Perth

Two people have been arrested after an incident inside a police vehicle in Perth.

Man arrested after death in Renfrew.

Two arrested over Clackmannanshire death

Two men have been arrested following the death of a man in Clackmannanshire.

The majority of the incidents have involved minor mishaps which have befallen the workmen on the �3 billion A9 dualling project, Picture: John Devlin

More than 60 ‘near-misses’ since start of A9 dual project

More than 60 safety incidents and “near-misses” involving workmen and members of the public have taken place in the first two years of the A9 dualling project.

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Farmers near Kinross have rushed to help a woman in labour who became trapped in snowy conditions near Kinross

Farmers help rescue woman in labour trapped in snow near Kinross

A woman who went into labour in a Fife village cut off by snow has safely delivered a baby boy after being helped by farmers and off-duty midwives.

Deer in the snow. PIC: Flickr/Rachel Kramer.

Video: Family of deer go for stroll in snowy town centre

The ‘beast from the east’ may have swept in - but this family of deer are taking it all in their stride.

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Perth Sheriff Court,  Pic Ian Rutherford

Perthshire church elder sexually assaulted elderly parishioners

A church elder who carried out numerous sex attacks on elderly parishioners he was supposed to be helping has been warned he faces being jailed.

North Muirton. Picture: Geograph

Anger as residents ‘pay to do the council’s grass-cutting work’

Angry tenants are going “on strike” in a lawn-mowing protest against a bin tax.

Traffic on St John's Road, Corstorphine.

Polluted streets ‘still poisoning lungs’ in Scotland

Environmentalists have named the Scottish streets they say are being blighted by air pollution fumes.

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Fox has yet to decide whether her second office will be in Scotland or south of the border. Picture: Fraser Brand

Interview: MD of Volpa, Tricia Fox

Inspiration has taken many forms for the successful business people Tricia Fox, the founder and MD of Perth-based PR and marketing agency Volpa, meets at entrepreneurial events. But few of them have a story that can quite match her own.

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Helen Gloag was reportedly presented to the harem of Emperor Sultan Sidi Muhammed XVIII after leaving Scotland in the mid 18th Century. Picture shows detail from Boulanger's La Harem du Palais which was inspired by his visits to Morocco. PIC: Wikimedia.

The Perthshire country girl who became Empress of Morocco

Captured by pirates while trying to emigrate to America, sold at a North African slave market and then wed to the Sultan of Morocco after he became smitten with her red hair and green eyes, the story of Perthshire teenager Helen Gloag is fantastical stuff.

Scottish writer William Soutar, at his graduation from Edinburgh University in the 1920s.

William Soutar: The poetic genius written out of Scottish history

Hugh MacDiarmid wrote the least-generous introduction to a collection of poems in history after the death of his friend and rival William Soutar, once hailed as perhaps the greatest living Scots poet, says Ajay Close

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Eddie Hunt at the Burn. Angus Findlay

Heroes tell of attempt to save man who fell in freezing burn

Two passers-by have described their dramatic battle to save a dying man from a freezing Perthshire burn.

Interest in Scottish housing is on the up. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Perth sees sharpest fall in house prices across Britain

House prices fell more sharply in Perth than in any other major town or city across Britain in 2017, according to new research by a leading bank.

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The man was pronounced dead at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Picture: Submitted

Man dead after being rescued from icy burn

A man has died after getting into difficulty in a burn in Perthshire.

Police Scotland reassured members of the public. Picture: John Devlin

Man dies after disturbance in Perth flat

A man has died after a disturbance at a flat in Perth.

John and Kelly Davie (right) outside their new home, previously owned by David and Margaret West (left), in Kinross. Picture: Sandy Young/PA Wire

Scots family and couple swap houses in UK first

A couple and a family in Scotland have swapped their houses permanently in what is said to be a UK first.

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Perth Theatre was evacuated after a fire alarm sounded

Newly-refurbished theatre evacuated on opening day after fire alarm

A threatre was evacuated during its first performance in four years after a fire alarm went off.

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