The oil and petrochemical giant, Ineos, has broken rules meant to prevent disasters and protect communities in central Scotland, according to a UK government safety watchdog.
A university research project was given nearly £300,000 of taxpayers' money to research chronic pain by the Scottish Government as hundreds of patients wait months for treatment.
The food and drink industry has been lobbying hard to try and defeat Scottish Government plans to combat the nation's obesity crisis by banning the marketing of unhealthy snacks.
The salaries of senior executives in charge of a widely-criticised Scottish health board have kept rising while they made severe cuts to services.
Funding cutbacks by NHS Highland are threatening to shut down a vital service for the autistic community, prompting fears for the safety of service users.
The drug-related death count in Dundee jumped from 57 to 73 in 2017, and is almost double the national average.
The mental health crisis at Scottish universities: stories from students
Scotland’s Mental Welfare Commission will examine the use of physical restraint in NHS facilities - after data gathered by The Ferret revealed a rise in recorded incidents across numerous health boards.
Campaigners call for immediate changes to put in place better out-of-hours mental health provision in prisons.