Two Scottish councils have loaned millions of pounds to an English council which borrows far more than any other council in the UK and gambles most of it on speculative solar power investments.
Rule changes during the Covid-19 pandemic favour property developers and risk shutting the public out from the planning system, say Scottish civic groups.
Airbnb hosts across Scotland are facing police and council action for welcoming guests despite a government ban aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19.
Four Scottish local authorities have renegotiated or are renegotiating debts with commercial banks in a bid to save millions each year in interest payments.
The City of Edinburgh Council has admitted that it has not made money from film companies for street closures despite the disruption they cause.
Top Scottish politicians quaffed champagne and dined on veal alongside property investors at a secret £5,000 VIP dinner in the south of France, The Ferret has learned.
An anti-EU party standing for Edinburgh council is a member of a far right group in Europe which receives funding from the European Commission.
A campaign group has called on the City of Edinburgh Council to use money raised from a proposed new tourist tax to crack down on problems associated with short-term lets.
Dozens of children have been trafficked to Scotland with several going missing from care, says a new report.