Scottish Water illegally discharged sewage hundreds of times during dry weather, soiling beauty spots such as West Sands beach at St Andrews.
Private firms supplying medical staff to NHS Scotland have made millions of pounds of profit and paid some directors up to £800,000.
More than half of Scotland’s most popular beaches for wild swimming have been polluted with unsafe levels of sewage this summer.
Women wait longer than men for emergency medical care in Scotland despite the fact they are more likely to be admitted to hospital after being seen in A&E.
Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the UK introduced a register of overseas entities. But does the new foreign ownership law go far enough?
Major financial backers of the Conservative Party own more than £50m of Scottish property through secretive companies registered in tax havens.
For World Menstruation Hygiene Day, The Ferret visited the small city where the council claims to have spent £50,000 giving away sanitary products since 2018.
Urban GPs with large patient lists are among those most likely to give patients phone consultations instead of face-to-face appointments, analysis by The Ferret has found.
Corporations, businesses and charities lobbying MSPs and ministers to influence Scottish laws reported thousands of meetings later than the statutory deadline.