Plans by Scottish local authorities to cut carbon pollution are “deeply insufficient” and will cause Scotland to keep missing climate targets.
People issued with a fine for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal.
Scotland’s forests are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret can reveal.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim linking Syrian refugees to sexual crime on a Scottish island.
Councils across Scotland are failing to implement surveillance laws properly, according to inspection reports obtained by The Ferret.