Muirburn needs to be licenced whether on grouse moors or not, critics say
Nine groups — which make up the Revive coalition — have come together to write an open letter, seen by The Ferret, about the new Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill which was introduced last month.
Consultation on Scottish energy plan “lacking transparency”
A missing analysis of the future of jobs and oil reserves in the North Sea is undermining confidence in the consultation on Scotland's new energy strategy.
Red tape and legal fees: Call to make community ownership in cities easier
Barriers such as red tape, incomplete data and difficulties tracking down absentee landlords must be urgently tackled to help cities access community ownership.
Critics call for reform of Scotland’s local authorities
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.
Offshore wind farms paid ‘measly’ sum to communities
The owners of Scotland's six offshore wind farms have been criticised for paying a 'measly' amount of money to local communities.
Chinese-state owned firm lobbied government to reduce wind farm rents
Red Rock Power, a firm owned by the Chinese government, lobbied a Scottish minister to reduce the amount it was set to pay Crown Estate Scotland.
Care Home census data reveals ‘increasing dominance’ of the private sector
Three out of every four care home places are now provided by private companies, according to new data which reveals the growing privatisation of care.
Golf resort linked to Lord’s estate handed £100k Covid bailout
A Scottish Government agency has been criticised after handing £100,000 in Covid-19 bailout funds to a luxury golfing development on land owned by the Earl of Moray.
Scottish ministers urged to cut climate pollution from farming
The Scottish Government is facing unprecedented pressure to overhaul its plans to cut climate pollution from farming from a powerful alliance of food and environment groups.