Spy satellites destined for Scottish spaceports
The arms industry is preparing to use two spaceports planned for Scotland to launch military spy satellites, an investigation by The Ferret can reveal.
University urged to end Saudi deal after rise in beheadings
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.
‘New processes’ for illegal Saudi arms sales, says minister
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.
Scottish school children targeted by arms firm allegedly complicit in war crimes
Leonardo is targeting school leavers to work on Typhoon jets which have been used by the Saudis in Yemen's conflict.
UK tried “diplomatic blackmail” to force Mandela to buy Scottish warships
In 1995 the UK Conservative government threatened to cut back naval co-operation with Nelson Mandela's South Africa unless it bought Scottish warships.
MSP pension fund aims to be more ethical – but ups fossil fuel investment
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.
Bomb firm told Scottish Enterprise munitions were “key growth area”
An Ayrshire firm making explosives told Scottish Enterprise that munitions were a "key growth area" when applying for taxpayers' money.
UK arms sales condemned after 12,000 children killed or maimed
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.
Export licence system lets ‘illegal’ arms sales to Saudi Arabia continue
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.