Animal welfare groups have voiced concern that new legislation on fox hunting in Scotland still contains loopholes that could be exploited.
An area of peatlands restored last year by the Scottish Government is nearly one third lower than it publicly claimed, new data has revealed.
A food labelling scheme is to allow five times more lice at salmon farms, prompting Scotland’s fisheries management body to withdraw its support.
The “illegal” dumping of dead farmed fish at Whiteshore Cockles on North Uist has been allowed to continue despite authorities’ plans to ban the practice.
Twenty-eight ‘vital’ Scottish flood defence schemes are now expected to cost nearly one billion pounds – three times more than was first estimated in 2016.
Fifteen insurance giants were accused of “threatening people’s futures”, after The Ferret revealed their involvement in underwriting North Sea oil fields.
Critics say the policy of charging for environmental information in East Lothian means residents are unable to access vital data on their local environment.
The Scottish Science Advisory Council also cautioned that there was a risk that hydrogen heating could be promoted to benefit commercial interests.
A complaint from the greyhound racing regulator about a billboard highlighting dog deaths in the sport has been rejected after the advert was found to be accurate.