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.
Many of Scotland's poorest communities have been hit hardest by cuts to disability benefits with over £56 million lost in annual payments, The Ferret can reveal.
Police Scotland have admitted that they have not fully considered the privacy or human rights implications of new mobile phone analysis tools that are to be used throughout Scotland.