A family business running bed and breakfasts and hostels in Edinburgh that have attracted complaints has been paid £15m by the city council.
Local authorities across Scotland have paid out more than half a billion pounds putting homeless people in temporary accommodation in the last five years.
Dozens of refugees facing lock changes in Glasgow may be entitled to Home Office accommodation and should not be evicted, it is claimed.
A human rights lawyer has called on the Scottish Government to 'demand answers' after it emerged that 537 people were held in police cells in Scotland under immigration law.
Scottish judge rules that Home Office unlawfully deported an Ethiopian asylum seeker fleeing persecution - and orders his return to the UK.
A record number of drug deaths were recorded in Scotland last year. They also showed a stark increase in female deaths.
Campaigners have called for a new prevention strategy to stop unnecessary suffering from drug deaths after new figures revealed that almost one thousand people were killed by substance abuse last year.
A homeless shelter for destitute refugees will have to stop accepting new guests as it is running at double capacity.
Scottish Government proposals for the introduction of electronic voting could leave Scotland vulnerable to election interference by foreign agents, campaigners have claimed.