New data has revealed more than 300 serious welfare breaches during live transport of animals in recent years.
Human rights campaigners have expressed concern over the safety of vulnerable people held at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre after a sharp rise in crime complaints over the past five years.
Nearly 19,000 litter louts caught in Glasgow have been let off paying £1.5million worth of fines, The Ferret can reveal.
Data obtained by The Ferret has revealed that most of the maintenance work carried out on Scotland’s rail viaducts in the last two years has failed to include recommended surveys for bats.
A hard Brexit would make Scotland vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious diseases, according to Health Protection Scotland.
The Ministry of Defence has been formally reprimanded by its internal safety regulator for five nuclear safety breaches, according to documents seen by The Ferret.
A university accused of fuelling a housing crisis in St Andrews had 131 student accommodation vacancies at the start of the new term.
The Scottish Information Commissioner has intervened in ten different public agencies to try and remedy transparency failings over the last year, a report reveals.
Two fish farming companies tried to block publication of graphic images of their damaged salmon, according to emails released by the Scottish Government.