Private finance schemes are secretive, give too much power to companies outwith Scotland and may not deliver value for money.
An Italian arms multinational has received more than £6 million from the Scottish Government, which has also given money to other arms firms.
Scottish Enterprise has given more than £650,000 to Ryanair, the airline at the centre of a staffing dispute that has resulted in thousands of flights from Scottish airports being cancelled this winter.
A charity set up to support families affected by the ‘baby ashes scandal’ is being investigated for a second time by charity regulators.
Scottish general election candidates have raised more than £200,000 through crowdfunding sites, The Ferret can reveal.
Top earners at Glasgow City Council and the authority’s spin-off companies have seen their salaries rise significantly despite serious cuts to council budgets.
A Scottish Government decision to hand a £300k contract to PA Consulting has been described as 'worrying' after the firm was accused of overcharging taxpayers.
Five schools in Angus and three schools in Dundee had defects that were similar to those found in Edinburgh private finance schools after a wall collapsed.
Scottish local authorities are investing £1.7 billion in 52 fossil fuel companies blamed for causing climate chaos.