Airbnb has been lobbying behind the scenes to stave off tighter regulations for short-term lets in Scotland, documents obtained by The Ferret reveal.
Nearly 19,000 litter louts caught in Glasgow have been let off paying £1.5million worth of fines, The Ferret can reveal.
"Alarming" Police Scotland statistics on the use of strip searches on women have prompted calls for a review from experts and politicians.
A Scottish charity that's received more than £2 million from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is being investigated by the charity regulator.
Brexit could damage university research in Scotland for at least a decade, hitting funding, vital collaborations and disciplines crucial to the economy, confidential documents have revealed.
Documents show a hard Brexit from the European Union threatens the maintenance of Scotland's ageing ferry fleet and harbours vital for Scotland's island communities.
The Scottish Information Commissioner has intervened in ten different public agencies to try and remedy transparency failings over the last year, a report reveals.
People issued with a fine for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal.
A survey of the funding of every community council in Scotland has sparked claims that the bodies are being systematically undermined by a lack of support from local authorities.