Rules on the use of toxic pesticides by the fish farming industry have been relaxed because of the coronavirus emergency, prompting fears for marine wildlife.
More than 5,000 business sites across Scotland are going to escape judgement on their environmental breaches in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A charity in Glasgow that counsels torture survivors is among 60 organisations urging the UK government to increase the asylum support allowance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scots vulnerable to the coronavirus are struggling to access vital home delivery services because the Scottish Government has failed to share data with retailers.
Calls are growing for people with drug addictions to get urgent access to life-saving treatment and prescriptions to help them self-isolate during the pandemic.
The Scottish salmon farming industry has been accused of taking advantage of the coronavirus emergency to “sidestep” environmental regulation.
Changes to Scotland’s freedom of information law narrowly agreed by Holyrood for the coronavirus emergency have been condemned as “dismal” and “draconian” by campaigners.
Private finance firms profiting from Scottish hospitals have drawn criticism for seeking positive publicity for their response to the coronavirus epidemic in Europe whilst refusing to drop their charges in Scotland.
The Scottish Government’s emergency Covid-19 bill could damage Scotland’s international reputation by relaxing freedom of information rights, the Scottish Information Commissioner has warned.