Revealed: the 49 Scottish beaches polluted by sewage￼
More than half of Scotland’s most popular beaches have been contaminated with sewage in breach of safety limits this summer.
Government leak reveals destruction of marine wildlife
Scotland has failed to meet a ten-year-old target to prevent damage to precious marine wildlife, according to a leaked Scottish Government report.
The 30 sewage-soaked beaches that put public health at risk
As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to official monitoring.
Scotland fails to protect marine wildlife from trawling, say government scientists
Marine conservation areas have failed to protect wildlife from the fishing industry, according to a study by Scottish Government scientists.
Plastic pollution prompts calls for curbs on industry
Mounting evidence on plastic wastes contaminating beaches, polluting the oceans and harming wildlife is putting pressure on industry.
Exposed: the abusive pirates trying to avoid fishing laws
An intelligence network aimed at helping hundreds of fishermen avoid getting caught fishing illegally has been condemned as “blatant piracy”.
Cover-up alleged after pollution from oil rig revealed
The UK coastguard agency has been accused of a pollution “cover-up” over the oil rig that ran aground in northwest Scotland last month.
Oil rig firm under fire for accidents, leaks and safety breaches
The oil multinational whose rig ran aground on the island of Lewis was implicated in one of the world’s worst environmental disasters and has suffered leaks in the North Sea.
Rare Scottish wildlife left without legal protection
Scottish ministers have not given legal protection to ten endangered species, including four insects, two plants, two seahorses and water voles.