A hereditary peer has been paid £90,000 by the Scottish Government so that a former airfield can be used as an overflow lorry park in Dumfries.
Red Rock Power, a firm owned by the Chinese government, lobbied a Scottish minister to reduce the amount it was set to pay Crown Estate Scotland.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency paid private PR and social media firms £170,000 following a cyber attack in 2020, despite having its own communications department.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has revealed that the costs to taxpayers of a cyber attack have risen to at least £5.5 million.
A Ferret analysis of Highland Council covid grants found that the Ben Alder, Gledfield, Kilchoan and Dorback estates, each received financial support while being owned by companies located in either the Bahamas, Guernsey or Jersey.
There are more than 4000 homes being let by overseas landlords in Glasgow, with more than one thousand owned through secretive tax havens, The Ferret has learned.
A dozen Scots politicians, including two government ministers, were wined and dined by companies at a £200 per head dinner during the COP26 summit, The Ferret can reveal.
Highland estates and multi-millionaire landowners banked more than £1m of taxpayers’ money through Covid-19 support grants, The Ferret can reveal.
A watchdog has sparked renewed calls for covid funding transparency from public bodies, after a council that followed "dodgy" Scottish Government advice on publishing data was found to be in breach of access to information rules.