Dalwhinnie one of over 1,250 level crossings shut to public
A Scottish walking charity has condemned Network Rail for closing more than 1,250 level crossings in Britain since 2009, obstructing access for walkers.
Scottish government urged to introduce annual sewage leak reports
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.
Parents can still face thousands in nursery fees when deferring school for four-year-olds
Parents are calling for an end to the postcode lottery on funding for primary school deferral as figures show dozens were refused by councils last year.
BBC criticised for lack of transparency over licence fee evasion
The BBC has been criticised for a lack of transparency after failing to explain why thousands of Scots have not been fined for failing to pay their TV licence in recent years.
Risks for new standardised tests in schools revealed
Documents obtained by The Ferret about the Scottish Government's standardised testing policy reveal a range of potential risks including data losses, invalid results and a potential boycott by teachers.