Local authorities have been accused of issuing “escalating threats” to people behind on their council tax, after The Ferret found they have contracts worth up to £20m with debt collectors.
Campaigners say that policies to get people to cycle more are not working for women, after new data was released by an active travel charity.
Low earners in Scotland face paying more than half of their salary on rent, analysis of nearly 4,500 rental listings by The Ferret has found.
Almost one in three Deliveroo riders in Scottish cities have been paid below the minimum wage for making food deliveries, according to an investigation by the Bureau Local and The Ferret.
Registers of Scotland data shows 3,237 Scottish properties were owned by companies based outside of the UK in 2019.
Experts say that data harvested from people's mobile phones show that city centre activity across Scotland has declined by around a third since strict rules on movement were introduced to manage the Covid-19 outbreak.
Critics say Common Good Funds should be used exclusively for community benefit as we reveal councils used cash to fund foreign flights.
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.
Busy streets in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee are being polluted by exhaust fumes in breach of legal safety limits introduced in 2010, according to the latest government monitoring.