East Lothian Council
Critics say the policy of charging for environmental information in East Lothian means residents are unable to access vital data on their local environment.
Scottish local authorities have recorded more than 10,000 data breaches over the last five years, The Ferret can reveal.
Nearly every Scottish council is still using a weed killer linked to cancer and biodiversity loss, with new figures obtained by The Ferret showing that around 40,000 litres of the herbicide are being used across the country each year.
Scottish councils still overwhelmingly use paint for road markings that damages the environment, The Ferret can reveal.
A major developer which bought land from a golf club will not have to build affordable housing due to a "loophole".
Scottish parents face rising school milk costs after the Scottish Government has said that it will not make up an EU subsidy shortfall.
Parents in parts of Scotland face bills of up to £3,000 because councils are refusing nursery funding for children who postpone starting primary school.
Twenty public sector bodies have urged MSPs to weaken freedom of information law by increasing charges, widening exemptions and relaxing deadlines.
Every prisoner in Scotland should be given the right to vote in elections, according to an independent penal reform organisation.