Laws weakening freedom of information rights in Scotland look set to be repealed after just a few weeks because opposition MSPs have united against them.
Rule changes during the Covid-19 pandemic favour property developers and risk shutting the public out from the planning system, say Scottish civic groups.
Airbnb hosts across Scotland are facing police and council action for welcoming guests despite a government ban aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19.
Lobbyists acting for the housing industry have demanded continued Help to Buy subsidies from the Scottish Government, despite criticism that the cash simply inflates house prices.
An investigation by The Ferret found that many common good funds are worth significantly less now than they were ten years ago.
The public sector in Scotland is being urged to step up its efforts to tackle the climate emergency, after a survey revealed that most government bodies have done little or nothing in response.
The Scottish Government is failing to meet targets to boost the number of affordable homes for rural and island communities, according to documents obtained by The Ferret.
An Airbnb lobbyist met with a Conservative MSP accused of "sabotaging" regulation on short-term lettings, according to the lobbying register.
Airbnb has been lobbying behind the scenes to stave off tighter regulations for short-term lets in Scotland, documents obtained by The Ferret reveal.