10:42am Thursday 14th February 2013
A third of Scotland's councils will debate and vote on their budget plans for the coming year.
The country's 32 local authorities are facing millions of pounds worth of cuts to services with the prospect of shedding staff jobs.
Some of the most radical proposals are being made by North Lanarkshire Council which is hoping to save up to £70m.
Scotland's biggest councils, Glasgow and Edinburgh, have already set their budgets.
On Wednesday, Moray Council voted to axe arts development funding and close some libraries - but the council leader warned that harder choices lay ahead as £30m in savings needed to be found in the years to come.
Councillor Allan Wright said that savings being implemented in the year ahead were "but a start" and that "more radical proposals" were being lined up by the administration...
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