Scottish politicians and academics at Glasgow University have called on authorities to release a former Glasgow University student arrested in Kurdish Iraq and charged with high treason.
UK's increasingly privatised immigration and border industry prompts critics to voice concerns that “corporate actors” are profiting at the expense of human rights.
Human rights organisations claim young trafficking survivors in Scotland – including Vietnamese children found in cannabis factories – are being criminalised instead of protected.
Fish farmers insist the impact is minimal, Greek scientists now claim the pollution they produce is killing crucial marine ecosystems.
Scotland needs a radical shift in the way that power and influence are distributed to help address democratic deficits and rebuild trust in the political process.
Who are the people of influence in Scotland today? After a week long investigation into power and ownership The Ferret offers a list of names and sectors.
Ten of Scotland's major newspapers are owned by just three men: Rupert Murdoch, Lord Rothermere and Frederick Barclay
Five private companies, who employ around three quarters of Scotland's arms industry workforce, had thousands of closed door meetings with Westminster.
Nearly 70 per cent of malt distilleries are ultimately owned by companies outside Scotland with wealthy people linked to the whisky industry.