Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim by Ian Murray MP that Scotland would need a deficit of three per cent or below to join the EU.
Senior Scottish Government forestry officials feared that a £5 million tree-planting deal with oil giant, Shell, could be viewed as “greenwashing”, according to internal emails.
In 1995 the UK Conservative government threatened to cut back naval co-operation with Nelson Mandela's South Africa unless it bought Scottish warships.
A powerful alliance of Scottish environmental groups has called for a radical rethink in the way deer are managed, which will mean making culls compulsory for landowners.
Over 170,000 litres of a weedkiller officially classified as a probable cause of cancer have been widely used by local authorities across Scotland in the last five years.
A video showing a fox being chased by a pack of hounds in Scotland has been released as animal welfare charities up the pressure on the Scottish Government to tighten foxhunting legislation.
A World Bank watchdog is investigating claims of human rights abuses and poor conditions at overseas for-profit schools run by a company partly funded by the UK taxpayer.
Ferret Fact Service looks at UK government plans to require voters to bring identification to polling stations in UK elections.
Firms profiting from NHS Scotland's recruitment crisis have links to tax havens and pay their directors up to £184,000.