The salaries of senior executives in charge of a widely-criticised Scottish health board have kept rising while they made severe cuts to services.
Nicola Sturgeon has defended her rural economy secretary, Fergus Ewing, after he backed a hotel developer accused of illegally destroying an ancient pinewood in the Cairngorms.
Funding cutbacks by NHS Highland are threatening to shut down a vital service for the autistic community, prompting fears for the safety of service users.
Scotland's fish farming industry must bow to tougher environmental regulation if wants to expand, a committee of MSPs has concluded.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is under angry attack from the fish farming industry over new controls on toxic pesticide.