Animal welfare groups have voiced concern that new legislation on fox hunting in Scotland still contains loopholes that could be exploited.
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.
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 farming companies in Scotland have been accused of exploiting “loopholes” to hide infestations of lice that cause suffering and harm wild fish.
A wealthy Highland landowner trying to block access to a path called “historic and important” owns the land via an offshore tax haven firm, The Ferret can reveal.
The Scottish Government missed its annual target to restore Scotland’s peatland by a wide margin in 2021-22 for the fourth consecutive year.
New data which appears to show Scottish Water’s carbon emissions increased in 2021-22 is proof the body faces “major challenges” in meeting its climate targets, an industry expert has told The Ferret.
Decentralisation of power from Holyrood, full devolution of local taxes and directly elected mayors are among the proposals made by campaigners and politicians pushing for reforms to local government in Scotland.
The use of drugs at fish farms in Scotland has risen more than 50 times over the last six years.