An isolated Scottish community turned down a £2.7 million scheme to bring badly needed new housing, opportunities and environmental improvements to the area.
Heathrow airport has lobbied Scottish ministers and MSPs over 40 times in two years to back a proposed third runway in London.
Six fishing boats entitled to nearly £22,000 of taxpayers’ money from Covid-19 relief funding have been investigated for illegal scallop dredging.
The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency told farmers that beavers were “good to eat and could be used for taxidermy”.
Rules for the live export of animals in Scotland must be improved to match new standards proposed for England and Wales, say critics.
Grouse shooting will be banned on sporting estates where birds are prey are being illegally killed, the Scottish Government has announced.
Police Scotland has launched an investigation and is seeking public information about a stag that was filmed being shot and killed in a Highland sea loch.
Local campaigners have raised fears that a 30-mile stretch of proposed powerline through Dumfries and Galloway will pose a risk to “vulnerable wildlife populations”.
One of Scotland’s leading wind power developers has come under attack for allegedly avoiding millions of pounds of tax by being owned in the Cayman Islands.