A Scottish council which boasted of its high data protection standards had more than 200 data breaches in two years and dozens staff had not completed compulsory data protection training, The Ferret can reveal.
Animal welfare groups have condemned Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) for continuing to allow fox hunts into public forests which are home to protected species such as otters, wildcats and badgers.
Reports of suicide and self harm by asylum seekers increased by more than 250 per cent in a four month period
Transgender victims of crime will still be recorded by Police Scotland according to how they identify their gender, in contrast to new rules for English police
More than 100 journalists, politicians, celebrities and campaigners are among the signatories of an open letter making the call.
Thousands of disabled Scots who applied for a funding grant to adapt their home are stuck in unsuitable housing.
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.
A Scottish walking charity has condemned Network Rail for closing more than 1,250 level crossings in Britain since 2009, obstructing access for walkers.
The environment minister has been urged to outline a plan to stop sewage leaks after The Ferret revealed that government officials said Scotland was “way behind” England in tackling the issue.