Plans by Scottish local authorities to cut carbon pollution are “deeply insufficient” and will cause Scotland to keep missing climate targets.
A watchdog has sparked renewed calls for covid funding transparency from public bodies, after a council that followed "dodgy" Scottish Government advice on publishing data was found to be in breach of access to information rules.
Hundreds are facing discharge delay from mental health wards despite being well enough to be discharged - in the most extreme cases for more than three years.
The coronavirus lockdown cut toxic exhaust fumes in Scotland’s towns and cities by a third in 2020 – but the reduction only lasted three months.
Plans to treble the amount of waste burnt in ten new incinerators across Scotland could prevent the Scottish Government from meeting its recycling targets.
Air pollution from exhaust fumes has increased on streets in Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Falkirk and Perth, according to the latest government monitoring.
Two Scottish local authorities who spent over £42,000 of funds meant for the “common good” on boozy receptions have been accused of delivering a "kick in the teeth for hard working families".
An investigation by The Ferret found that many common good funds are worth significantly less now than they were ten years ago.
The public sector in Scotland is being urged to step up its efforts to tackle the climate emergency, after a survey revealed that most government bodies have done little or nothing in response.