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.
Government plans to appoint an independent watchdog to monitor how facial recognition, fingerprints and genetic materials are used in Scotland have been criticised.
Football fans are calling for more "police free" matches after extent of police fees revealed.
A secretive trust that gave £319,000 to the Scottish Conservatives is under examination by the Electoral Commission.
Most of the Scottish Government's £8 billion private finance projects to build schools, hospitals and roads have links to offshore tax havens.