Industry lobbies MSPs to back nuclear power￼
The UK nuclear industry has stepped up its lobbying of MSPs to try and reverse Holyrood's opposition to new nuclear power stations.
MSPs lobbying at £200 a head dinner sparks call for better transparency rules
A dozen Scots politicians, including two government ministers, were wined and dined by companies at a £200 per head dinner during the COP26 summit, The Ferret can reveal.
Lobbying loophole: How big business influences Scottish ministers without scrutiny
Hundreds of meetings between Scottish ministers and multinationals, wealthy individuals and other influential organisations were left off the lobbying register in 2020 due to loopholes in legislation.
Spy satellites destined for Scottish spaceports
The arms industry is preparing to use two spaceports planned for Scotland to launch military spy satellites, an investigation by The Ferret can reveal.
Secret private finance deals ‘give too much power to companies’
Private finance schemes are secretive, give too much power to companies outwith Scotland and may not deliver value for money.