The rural economy secretary, Fergus Ewing, has been criticised for "an abdication of responsibility" and as "very un-ministerial" by a civil service trade union.
A rape victim charity calls for "radical changes" to the handling of sex offence cases after a judge strongly criticised the way a woman was treated in court.
The Scottish Government has been forced to withdraw all the emergency relaxations it made to freedom of information (FoI) law in April.
MSPs are recommending a new law requiring Scottish Government meetings to be minuted to prevent any “deliberate attempt” to evade freedom of information rules.
Laws weakening freedom of information rights in Scotland look set to be repealed after just a few weeks because opposition MSPs have united against them.
A council pension fund has shares worth nearly £7m in an Israeli bank fined in the US for its involvement in a Fifa corruption scandal.
Nearly three-quarters of Muslim women in Scotland have experienced Islamophobia, according to a recent survey. The Ferret spoke to three women who shared their experiences.
The Ministry of Defence has banned its military and civilian staff from speaking publicly about Trident nuclear weapons in Scotland.
Campaigners in Scotland have welcomed a UK Supreme Court ruling which means council pension funds can divest from firms operating in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.