Two Scottish councils have loaned millions of pounds to an English council which borrows far more than any other council in the UK and gambles most of it on speculative solar power investments.
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.
Parents in parts of Scotland face bills of up to £3,000 because councils are refusing nursery funding for children who postpone starting primary school.
Four Scottish local authorities have renegotiated or are renegotiating debts with commercial banks in a bid to save millions each year in interest payments.
Two Scottish local authorities who spent over £42,000 of funds meant for the “common good” on boozy receptions have been accused of delivering a "kick in the teeth for hard working families".
Critics say Common Good Funds should be used exclusively for community benefit as we reveal councils used cash to fund foreign flights.
New data has revealed that Scottish councils have sold off more than 100 football pitches, which has been blamed on increased funding pressures.
An extreme far right group modelled on Sir Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists plans to put candidates up for community council seats in Scotland.
Dozens of children have been trafficked to Scotland with several going missing from care, says a new report.