A rape victim charity calls for "radical changes" to the handling of sex offence cases after a judge strongly criticised the way a woman was treated in court.
Horse rescue charities in Scotland are facing unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus crisis, with one sanctuary at “bursting point” and another facing closure due to a sharp fall in income.
A council pension fund has shares worth nearly £7m in an Israeli bank fined in the US for its involvement in a Fifa corruption scandal.
Campaigners in Scotland have welcomed a UK Supreme Court ruling which means council pension funds can divest from firms operating in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.
Tibetans are being forced to display pictures of Xi Jinping and other Chinese Communist Party leaders in their homes, according to human rights campaigners.
A Scottish university has been condemned for a secretive contract with Saudi Arabia after a report that the Gulf state executed 184 people last year.
A Channel 4 documentary called The Truth About Traveller Crime focused on crimes allegedly perpetrated by Travellers. Campaigners say it promoted “negative myths and stereotypes” about the community.
Shellfish businesses across Scotland have been offered emergency financial help by ministers on the eve of a report by The Ferret revealing the crisis facing prawn and scallop fishermen.
Animal welfare charities are facing "significant" financial problems in the Covid-19 crisis, which could put animals at risk as services are cut back.