A survey of Scottish autistic people has found that over half have had negative experiences trying to access mental health services.
Scottish Government attempts to draw up policies on autism have treated autistic people "appallingly" and suffer from "well-intentioned ignorance” and “prejudice”, The Ferret has been told.
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.
The Ferret hears from those affected why the current disability support system is "humiliating" and "not fit for purpose".
Many of Scotland's poorest communities have been hit hardest by cuts to disability benefits with over £56 million lost in annual payments, The Ferret can reveal.
Allegations of sexual harassment by NHS staff in Scotland led to at least 25 internal investigations by health boards last year resulting in dismissals, resignations and ongoing police cases.
Ferret Fact Service looks at all 19 claims in the SNP's January 2018 Party Political Broadcast.
The Director of a small charity has claimed that Barnardo’s effectively forced her group out of a joint bid for an City of Edinburgh Council contract and tried to prevent any other rival bids from being launched.