Growing patient lists and unsafe working: patients and doctors speak out from the front lines of primary care
Amid rising concerns over heavy patient lists and unsafe work conditions in primary care, patients and doctors share their experiences of a system under strain.
Scottish private schools emerge from Covid £12.3m richer
Scotland’s leading independent schools were worth £12.3m more in 2021 than they were the previous year, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sepa paid private PR and social media firms £170,000 after cyber attack
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency paid private PR and social media firms £170,000 following a cyber attack in 2020, despite having its own communications department.
Police probe fraudulent Covid grants claimed from tourist board
VisitScotland has made a report to Police Scotland after identifying possible instances of fraud relating to COVID grants.
Pollution data permanently lost because of cyber attack
Information on thousands of environmental checks and pollution breaches over 15 months has been permanently lost because of a cyber attack.
Environment at risk from ‘disastrous’ cyber attack on government watchdog
Five months after a cyber attack, the Scottish Government’s environment watchdog is still struggling to process pollution permits and planning applications.
Ban private firms from auditing Scotland’s public spending, urges report
The Scottish Government should ban private firms from auditing local authorities’ accounts as their involvement is an obstacle to transparency and democracy, claims a new report.
Selling off Scotland: public bodies shed property worth half a billion
Property sold off by public bodies across Scotland is worth half a billion and includes leisure centres, hospitals, healthcare clinics, and swimming pools.
Fact check: Politicians’ claims about PPE shortages
Ferret Fact Service looks at claims from Nicola Sturgeon and Matt Hancock about PPE supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic.