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".
Critics say Common Good Funds should be used exclusively for community benefit as we reveal councils used cash to fund foreign flights.
Twenty public sector bodies have urged MSPs to weaken freedom of information law by increasing charges, widening exemptions and relaxing deadlines.
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.
Aberdeenshire Council is being urged to scrap plans for a new waste incinerator with warnings that it could be harmful to public health, the environment and the local economy.
The Scottish Information Commissioner has intervened in ten different public agencies to try and remedy transparency failings over the last year, a report reveals.
Scottish pension funds have invested millions of pounds in firms bankrolling Donald Trump’s migrant camps.
A new Scottish Government report highlights failings by Scottish councils to ensure basic standards are met at Gypsy/Traveller sites.
Eleven huge waste incinerators are planned across Scotland, prompting warnings about health, pollution and recycling.