The Scottish Government should ban private firms from auditing local authorities’ accounts as their involvement is an obstacle to transparency and democracy, claims a new report.
People issued with a fine for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal.
Scotland is “wholly unprepared” to deal with an accident or an attack on the nuclear bomb convoys that travel across the country.
Pension funds run by ten Scottish local authorities invest more than £400 million in 23 fracking companies.
A £450 million plan by Ineos to develop the Grangemouth petrochemical complex for fracking is facing fierce opposition.
Dangers of death from traffic accidents exposed as a “postcode lottery” by the lack of 20mph speed limits on streets across Scotland.