The number of fines issued to rogue fishermen has decreased over the past three years while skippers caught fishing in protected waters have not been reported to the procurator fiscal, we can reveal.
Profits from a controversial new children's hospital in Edinburgh are being channelled through tax havens to offshore investors, we can reveal, prompting criticism of public sector pension fund managers and the Scottish Government.
Officials raise concerns over "resistance" from some officers over the use of new "Vulnerability Assessments" for police informers.
With the prospect of a general election looming, the Electoral Commission has been criticised for taking more than 14 months to investigate an opaque funder linked to the Scottish Conservatives.
An investigation by The Ferret found that many common good funds are worth significantly less now than they were ten years ago.
Dundee City Council has been criticised for using £5,500 of its Common Good Fund to pay for a portrait of the city’s Lord Provost.
Top Scottish politicians quaffed champagne and dined on veal alongside property investors at a secret £5,000 VIP dinner in the south of France, The Ferret has learned.
Police Scotland has admitted seizing more than a hundred mobile phones a day, amid mounting calls for the government to clarify the rules that protect citizens from police snooping.
Amazon pays more to Fife Council in rates and rent than it does to the UK government in corporation tax, prompting calls for the internet giant to pay its “fair share of tax.”