The arms industry is preparing to use two spaceports planned for Scotland to launch military spy satellites, an investigation by The Ferret can reveal.
A Scottish university has been condemned for a secretive contract with Saudi Arabia after a report that the Gulf state executed 184 people last year.
The UK government says "new processes" have been established to prevent unlawful arms sales to Saudi Arabia after it emerged a court ruling had been violated several times.
Leonardo is targeting school leavers to work on Typhoon jets which have been used by the Saudis in Yemen's conflict.
In 1995 the UK Conservative government threatened to cut back naval co-operation with Nelson Mandela's South Africa unless it bought Scottish warships.
Holyrood's £86 million pension fund has ploughed more money into fossil fuels and opposed bids to combat sexual harassment and hate speech after agreeing to make investments more ethical.
An Ayrshire firm making explosives told Scottish Enterprise that munitions were a "key growth area" when applying for taxpayers' money.
The UK government has been condemned for arming states named in a UN report revealing that 12,000 children were killed or maimed last year in armed conflicts.
Bombs and missiles will still be exported to Saudi Arabia under a secretive licensing system despite a court ruling that UK arms sales are illegal.