The trustees of the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) have written to Baillie Gifford, the firm that manages the fund asking that it divest from a bank sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Women have been forced to perform more unpaid labour during the Covid-19 crisis with their collective lost earnings or productivity equating to more than £15m a day in Scotland, according to a new report.
Landowners will be prevented from mass shooting of mountain hares and salmon farmers face controls on sonic seal scarers - but beavers will still be killed.
Over 170,000 litres of a weedkiller officially classified as a probable cause of cancer have been widely used by local authorities across Scotland in the last five years.
Profits from a controversial new children's hospital in Edinburgh are being channelled through tax havens to offshore investors, we can reveal, prompting criticism of public sector pension fund managers and the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government agency responsible for protecting wildlife has licensed the killing of 130,000 wild animals in the last five years.
Landowners and farmers are licensed to kill more than 1,300 brown hares every year during the breeding season, prompting accusations that their young will be left to starve to death.
Special licences allow protected species in Scotland such as hedgehogs, mountain hares and birds in decline to be killed or disturbed.
Surgical gloves used in hospitals across Scotland are made in factories where forced labour, long hours and “union-busting” have been reported.