Pesticide safety limit watered down after industry lobbying
Proposed safety limits for a toxic pesticide used on salmon farms have been made 23 times weaker after behind-the-scenes pressure from the industry.
Far right Highland Division whose members posed with weapons targets Elgin
A far right group whose members include Holocaust deniers and men who posed with weapons plans to hold a rally in Elgin.
Coul Links developer donated to climate denial group
A billionaire bidding to build an "environmentally friendly" golf course on protected sand dunes donated to US groups who have challenged climate science.
Dalwhinnie: Network Rail slammed for spending £30k on fencing
Network Rail spent more than £30,000 on plans to fence off a popular Highland level crossing, despite widespread opposition.
Scottish Government under fire for overruling council decisions to reject new fish farms
Council decisions to reject new fish farms were overruled by the Scottish Government after appeals by multinationals, which critics claim ignores local democracy.
Animal welfare groups fear fox hunt law “loopholes” may be exploited
Animal welfare groups have voiced concern that new legislation on fox hunting in Scotland still contains loopholes that could be exploited.
‘Illegal’ dumping of dead fish in Outer Hebrides continues despite ban vow
The “illegal” dumping of dead farmed fish at Whiteshore Cockles on North Uist has been allowed to continue despite authorities’ plans to ban the practice.
Oil spill at Clyde defence depot under investigation
Official investigations have been launched into an oil spill at a major Ministry of Defence fuel depot on Loch Striven in the Firth of Clyde.
Salmon firms accused of hiding lice levels
Salmon farming companies in Scotland have been accused of exploiting “loopholes” to hide infestations of lice that cause suffering and harm wild fish.