Police Scotland reported sexually exploited children to immigration enforcement
Police Scotland passed the details of over two hundred victims of crimes to Home Office immigration enforcement teams in a two year period, including sexually exploited children and women who’d been physically attacked and trafficked.
Patriotic Alternative Scotland voices support for man who pleaded guilty to terror charges
A leading figure in Patriotic Alternative Scotland has expressed support for a man who pleaded guilty to terrorism offences and urged members of the far right group to write to him in prison.
Concerns raised over private firms obtaining medical reports for gun licences
Concerns have been raised over private companies obtaining medical reports from GPs for people seeking a firearms licence from Police Scotland.
Scottish Animal Welfare Commission says no new greyhound tracks
The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission has recommended that no new greyhound tracks should be permitted in Scotland due to animal welfare concerns.
Farms and slaughterhouses should be licensed to prevent cruelty to animals, says report
Scottish farms and slaughterhouses should be licensed to prevent cruelty to animals because there is “widespread non-compliance” with animal protection laws, according to a new report.
Scotland urgently needs a land information system for the climate crisis, says report
Scotland urgently needs a land and building information system as the climate crisis intensifies, with details of who owns land and areas at risk of flood, claims a new report.
UK Government gave £2m to US oil firm exporting to Russia
A multinational based in Montrose, criticised for exporting goods to Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, received a £2.1m grant from the government.
Holyrood row with Westminster scuppers bill to protect elephants and dolphins
A bill to ban the sale and advertisement of cruel animal experiences abroad won't be extended to Scotland due to a row between the Scottish and UK governments.
Patriotic Alternative Scotland activist filmed at Merseyside riot
A member of Patriotic Alternative who attended the group’s protest in Erskine was filmed at a riot outside a hotel accommodating asylum seekers in Merseyside.