The value of common good funds created to benefit local communities has plummeted by nearly £8m in four years.
The owners of Scotland's six offshore wind farms have been criticised for paying a 'measly' amount of money to local communities.
Highland Council has been accused by conservationists of causing potentially criminal damage to native trees at Loch Morlich.
A Ferret analysis of Highland Council covid grants found that the Ben Alder, Gledfield, Kilchoan and Dorback estates, each received financial support while being owned by companies located in either the Bahamas, Guernsey or Jersey.
Over half of councils do not make data publicly available and Scotland is “lagging behind other countries”.
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 local authorities are continuing to use “traumatising and humiliating” restraint methods on children as young as five in residential care, almost two years after signing up to keep The Promise - an agreement published following the Care Review - to abolish it.
Highland estates and multi-millionaire landowners banked more than £1m of taxpayers’ money through Covid-19 support grants, The Ferret can reveal.
A walking charity and Highland Council are taking a wealthy landowner to court in a legal case to stop the closure of a “historic and important path” that locals say has existed for generations.