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.
Abject failure: Politicians slammed amid 14-year wait for female council workers to be paid compensation
THE battle to win equal pay rates for female council workers has taken more than a decade because of an “abject failure to take responsibility” by Scotland’s politicians, campaigners have claimed.
THE only all-male council in Scotland has pledged to finally find some women.
COUNCILS have called for an "adequate and fair" funding settlement ahead of the Scottish Government's forthcoming Budget.
CASH-STRAPPED councils have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on international travel and hotels over the last three years.
LOCAL authorities in Scotland made more than £40 million from parking in 2015-16, according to analysis by a motoring organisation.