Two Scottish local authorities who spent over £42,000 of funds meant for the “common good” on boozy receptions have been accused of delivering a "kick in the teeth for hard working families".
Profits from a controversial new children's hospital in Edinburgh are being channelled through tax havens to offshore investors, we can reveal, prompting criticism of public sector pension fund managers and the Scottish Government.
Critics say Common Good Funds should be used exclusively for community benefit as we reveal councils used cash to fund foreign flights.
An £1,800 fine imposed on a Tory dark money trust is "derisory" and "an advert to break the rules", say politicians and campaigners.
The City of Edinburgh Council has admitted that it has not made money from film companies for street closures despite the disruption they cause.
Dundee City Council has been criticised for using £5,500 of its Common Good Fund to pay for a portrait of the city’s Lord Provost.
New data has revealed that Scottish councils have sold off more than 100 football pitches, which has been blamed on increased funding pressures.
Top Scottish politicians quaffed champagne and dined on veal alongside property investors at a secret £5,000 VIP dinner in the south of France, The Ferret has learned.