More than half of Scotland’s most popular beaches have been contaminated with sewage in breach of safety limits this summer.
September 4, 2022
Ferret Fact Service looks into claims about Scotland and England's sewage overflows.
August 26, 2022
Scottish Water agreed to keep prices in line with inflation as requested by the Scottish Government. But said this may impact its ability to meet agreed targets.
The environment minister has been urged to outline a plan to stop sewage leaks after The Ferret revealed that government officials said Scotland was “way behind” England in tackling the issue.
December 23, 2021
Scotland is “way behind” England in solving problems with sewage spills into rivers, according to Scottish Government officials.
November 13, 2021
Sewage spilled directly into Scotland’s rivers, lochs and seas at least 12,000 times in one year.
July 4, 2021
Scottish Water discharged sewage on over 500 occasions in one year into a Lothian river where people swim and fish.
April 8, 2021
As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to official monitoring.
August 23, 2020
This week Karin Goodwin, co-editor of The Ferret, joins Ali do talk misinformation, sewage and how you can tell you're speaking to an expert.
September 1, 2022