Why are highly protected marine areas so controversial in Scotland?
Ferret Fact Service explains the controversy over highly protected marine areas.
Pesticide safety limit watered down after industry lobbying
Proposed safety limits for a toxic pesticide used on salmon farms have been made 23 times weaker after behind-the-scenes pressure from the industry.
Oil spill by Shell in Nigeria polluted water and killed wildlife
A 16,000 litre oil spill by Shell last summer in Nigeria allegedly polluted drinking water, contaminated farmland and killed hundreds of birds.
Protesters target Abrdn AGM over fossil fuel investments
The Edinburgh investment firm, Abrdn, has faced protests about its fossil fuel investments at its annual AGM in the capital.
Salmon farm firm fined £800,000 after employee drowned
A major salmon farming company has been fined £800,000 after an employee was crushed and drowned when he fell into the water during a boat transfer.
Council to urge Scottish Government to boost community planning appeal rights
Edinburgh councillors have voted to give local communities more power to appeal planning decisions and level the playing field between developers and residents.
Holyrood agency under fire over footpath photo blunder
Scottish Government agency under attack after seeming to encourage people to “enjoy walks” along a famous footpath in Edinburgh long closed to the public.
Ineos sponsorship cancelled by cinemas
A leading cinema chain has ditched a sponsorship deal with the Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, following pressure from filmmakers.
Dogs, cats and badgers caught in “cruel” snares, says new report
Protected animals were among non-target species caught by “cruel and indiscriminate” snares, which can inflict deep wounds, internal organ damage and death.