The Scottish Government has been condemned by its freedom of information watchdog for breaking the law by blocking requests from journalists and MSPs.
Many of Scotland's poorest communities have been hit hardest by cuts to disability benefits with over £56 million lost in annual payments, The Ferret can reveal.
Safety problems plaguing the nuclear bomb convoys that regularly crisscross the country by road have risen to a record high, according to new figures from the Ministry of Defence.
Wildlife in Scotland has weaker protection against damaging developments than wildlife in England and Wales, according to emails released by the government’s conservation agency, Scottish Natural Heritage.
The Scottish Government has been secretly trying to wriggle out of a proposed US ban on imports of salmon from fish farms that shoot seals, according to documents published by The Ferret.
A senior planning official has admitted circumventing freedom of information law, by receiving vital environmental data from fish farmers “face to face”.
Scottish Government officials contacted organisations after they had submitted written evidence but before they gave oral evidence on the Named Person Bill to a Holyrood committee.
The new Scottish Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into allegations that the Scottish Government has blocked or delayed freedom of information requests.
Revelations that the Ministry of Defence is planning 14 new developments at the Trident nuclear bases on the Clyde have sparked criticism.