A Tory-led coalition will take control of Perth and Kinross Council from the SNP.

The Conservatives made gains to become the largest group on the council in May 4's local elections.

The number of Tory councillors rose from ten to 17, while the SNP slipped from 17 to 15.

The Conservatives will run the council in partnership with the Liberal Democrats and independent members.

The local authority was previously led by a minority SNP administration.

Perth and Kinross Council Conservative group leader Ian Campbell said: "I am delighted that we have been able to form a working partnership with other elected members, who are as keen as I am to see the delivery of sustainable, high quality services to the people of Perth and Kinross.

"We believe that by working together we can deliver that vision and we are all committed to making that happen.

"Now the hard work begins, but by all of us facing the same way, it will make that aim much easier to achieve."