Two Scottish councils have loaned millions of pounds to an English council which borrows far more than any other council in the UK and gambles most of it on speculative solar power investments.
Critics have called for the rules to be reformed so that MSPs are forced to disclose the true value of their holdings in private companies
A Swiss private bank has upped its multi-million pound bet on Irn-Bru maker AG Barr to fail during the coronavirus crisis, The Ferret can reveal.
Airbnb hosts across Scotland are facing police and council action for welcoming guests despite a government ban aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19.
Many Scottish health boards have struggled to recruit as many consultant anaesthetists as they need, making it harder to keep coronavirus patients alive.
Nearly two-thirds of the clubs in Scotland's top two divisions do not have a dedicated safeguarding officer with no other roles at the club, despite advice from charities and footballing bodies.
An investment firm with £400m in fossil fuels is under attack for "hypocrisy" after it urged the Scottish Government to cut carbon pollution.
The managers of a £24 billion pension fund want Glasgow councillors to keep investing in fossil fuels - despite the council declaring a "climate emergency".
Rural areas in the west of Scotland have been badly hit by post office closures in the last ten years, according to Post Office data obtained by The Ferret.