Freedom of Information
Dalwhinnie: Network Rail slammed for spending £30k on fencing
Network Rail spent more than £30,000 on plans to fence off a popular Highland level crossing, despite widespread opposition.
Ditching public appeal to save filmhouse damned
The charity that ran Edinburgh Filmhouse made an “unforgivable” decision not to launch a public appeal to save it from collapse.
Revealed: nuclear bomb convoy’s 40 safety incidents
The nuclear bomb convoy that regularly criss-crosses the UK by road has logged 40 safety incidents in the last three years.
Revealed: The insurance players entangled in North Sea oil
Fifteen insurance giants were accused of “threatening people’s futures”, after The Ferret revealed their involvement in underwriting North Sea oil fields.
Claim SNP MSPs froze their pay at 2008 levels is Half True
Ferret Fact Service looked into a claim about SNP MSPs wages.
East Lothian Council accused of creating ‘two-tier access’ to environmental data
Critics say the policy of charging for environmental information in East Lothian means residents are unable to access vital data on their local environment.
Cyber attack on Angus Council cost taxpayer £25,000
A cyber attack targeting Angus Council last year cost £25,000 to remedy, The Ferret can reveal.
NatureScot signs off subsidies to billionaire’s estate for burning heather…and restoring land
Tulchan Estate, in the Highlands, received Scottish Government funds that would have allowed them to both burn and restore areas of the estate.
Peat multinational allegedly breached planning permission
A multinational which extracts peat from a site in Dumfries and Galloway has allegedly breached planning permission, according to local authority documents.