The fish farm caught on film with lice-infested salmon has been reprimanded by the Scottish Government - but the move has been damned as “truly pathetic” by critics.
Cabinet secretary, Fergus Ewing, has admitted he can be “forthright” and that he said sorry to an official who complained about being bullied.
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog is threatening court action against the petrochemical giant, Ineos, for failing to limit pollution from gas flaring near Grangemouth.
Cabinet secretary and veteran Scottish nationalist, Fergus Ewing MSP, has apologised to a government official who made a recent allegation of bullying against him, The Ferret understands.
One of Scotland’s most senior fish farm watchdogs has quit to join the fish farming industry, prompting concerns about the effectiveness of environmental regulation.
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is facing criticism after it decided not to punish a fish farming company caught on film with lice-infested salmon.
Scotland’s forests are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret can reveal.
The rural minister, Fergus Ewing, should get his cabinet colleague, Michael Russell, to “draw in his horns” and stop trying to ban toxic pesticides, according to a leaked email.
Scarred, frayed and lice-infested salmon caught on film at a fish farm off the island of Lewis have prompted animal cruelty investigations.