Scottish ministers have the power to halt plans to dump nuclear waste on Aboriginal land in Australia which could breach human rights, according to government advisors.
Scottish Government officials contacted organisations after they had submitted written evidence but before they gave oral evidence on the Named Person Bill to a Holyrood committee.
Documents obtained by The Ferret about the Scottish Government's standardised testing policy reveal a range of potential risks including data losses, invalid results and a potential boycott by teachers.
Forty per cent of Scotland’s primary schools have no libraries and 99 per cent have no librarians.
Members of a Government advisory group have enjoyed five-star luxury at an exclusive Edinburgh hotel.