Fewer than one per cent of unauthorised tree fellings reported to Scottish Forestry have ended in a successful prosecution over nearly a decade, The Ferret has found.
Twenty-eight ‘vital’ Scottish flood defence schemes are now expected to cost nearly one billion pounds – three times more than was first estimated in 2016.
Scotland is “way behind” England in solving problems with sewage spills into rivers, according to Scottish Government officials.
Police Scotland has failed to meet official standards for gathering evidence from mobile phones, according to a Watchdog report.
A series of investigations by The Ferret spark calls for the Scottish Government to publish Scottish property ownership data for free.
The number of times tasers were deployed by Police Scotland has risen sharply, with senior officers pledging to make sure they are "available in all our communities all of the time."
Dozens of children have been trafficked to Scotland with several going missing from care, says a new report.
Information on individuals barred from working with children will no longer be shared with Scotland’s criminal records disclosure agency after Brexit, ministers have been warned.
Cases in which people try to hurt or kill themselves in prison have risen by over a third in the last four years.