Thousands of commercial units are lying empty across Scotland’s town centres, sparking concerns that more businesses will shut as the cost of living crisis deepens.
More than 300,000 people are still awaiting confirmation from the Home Office that they will be allowed to remain in the UK following Brexit - including up to 13,000 people in Scotland.
The Home Office has been condemned for creating “a parallel world” of unsuitable asylum accommodation in hotels across Scotland where, critics claimed, asylum seekers have been left without adequate support or the oversight of Scottish authorities.
Ineos is attempting to resurrect plans to drill for underground gas in central Scotland, provoking alarm from communities and environmentalists.
Air pollution from exhaust fumes has increased on streets in Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Falkirk and Perth, according to the latest government monitoring.