Area of peatlands restored by Scottish Government one third less than claimed
An area of peatlands restored last year by the Scottish Government is nearly one third lower than it publicly claimed, new data has revealed.
Peat multinational allegedly breached planning permission
A multinational which extracts peat from a site in Dumfries and Galloway has allegedly breached planning permission, according to local authority documents.
Scottish Government refused to support ban on peat-based compost
Scottish ministers refused to join with their Welsh and English counterparts in supporting proposals for a ban on the sale of peat-based compost across the three nations, we can reveal.
Scottish Water raised ‘deep concern’ about cutting price rise, despite sewage overflows
Scottish Water agreed to keep prices in line with inflation as requested by the Scottish Government. But said this may impact its ability to meet agreed targets.
Government accused of ‘greenwashing deal’ in support of Heathrow
The Scottish Government has accepted aviation industry claims that Heathrow's third runway will not lead to increased emissions from Scotland, internal documents show.
Gardening firm lobbied UK Government for continued peat-based compost sales
A horticultural firm claiming to lead the way in moving towards alternatives to peat-based compost, lobbied the UK Government to be allowed to sell the product to gardeners beyond 2030, an investigation by The Ferret has found.
Tens of thousands of homes fail to meet energy efficiency targets
Tens of thousands of social housing properties in Scotland are failing to meet the government’s minimum standards for energy efficiency, new data has revealed.
Sewage spilled into Scotland’s waterways more than 12,000 times
Sewage spilled directly into Scotland’s rivers, lochs and seas at least 12,000 times in one year.
Sewage dumped into River Almond more than 500 times in a year
Scottish Water discharged sewage on over 500 occasions in one year into a Lothian river where people swim and fish.