Two Scottish local authorities who spent over £42,000 of funds meant for the “common good” on boozy receptions have been accused of delivering a "kick in the teeth for hard working families".
Critics say Common Good Funds should be used exclusively for community benefit as we reveal councils used cash to fund foreign flights.
An £1,800 fine imposed on a Tory dark money trust is "derisory" and "an advert to break the rules", say politicians and campaigners.
The City of Edinburgh Council has admitted that it has not made money from film companies for street closures despite the disruption they cause.
The growing size Scotland’s dairy herds could boost ammonia gas pollution, which contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, experts have warned.
The Scottish Government agency responsible for protecting wildlife has licensed the killing of 130,000 wild animals in the last five years.
Dundee City Council has been criticised for using £5,500 of its Common Good Fund to pay for a portrait of the city’s Lord Provost.
Intensive farms are polluting Scotland with increasing amounts of ammonia gas that contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, according to figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.