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 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.
The Scottish Government has accepted aviation industry claims that Heathrow's third runway will not lead to increased emissions from Scotland, internal documents show.
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 social housing properties in Scotland are failing to meet the government’s minimum standards for energy efficiency, new data has revealed.
Sewage spilled directly into Scotland’s rivers, lochs and seas at least 12,000 times in one year.
Scottish Water discharged sewage on over 500 occasions in one year into a Lothian river where people swim and fish.
An attempt by a fertiliser multinational to extend peat extraction in south-west Scotland has been unanimously rejected by a council on grounds it would contribute to climate change.
The UK Government has bought nearly 4,000 cubic metres of peat-based compost extracted from peatlands in Scotland, prompting criticism this “makes a mockery” of its climate policies.