A Scottish council which boasted of its high data protection standards had more than 200 data breaches in two years and dozens staff had not completed compulsory data protection training, The Ferret can reveal.
The value of common good funds created to benefit local communities has plummeted by nearly £8m in four years.
Lawyers for Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course bombarded the Scottish Government’s wildlife watchdog with demands and complaints in an attempt to block sand dunes on the course from being stripped of their conservation status.
An investigation by The Ferret found that many common good funds are worth significantly less now than they were ten years ago.
Aberdeenshire Council is facing calls to apologise for supporting the development of Donald Trump’s golf course, which failed to bring the jobs promised and damaged the environment.
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.
Energy watchdog launches investigation into revelations that Scottish farmers failed to get planning permission for ‘green’ boiler systems.
Rare sand dunes on the Aberdeenshire coast could be stripped of their nature conservation status because of Trump’s golf course.
Scottish taxpayers have given Donald Trump a £110,000 handout to help his £11 million golf business in Ayrshire, The Ferret can reveal.