he Scottish Government must stop hiding behind Covid-19 and release details of ministerial meetings, the publication of which has been delayed for over six months, according to transparency campaigners.
Who are the people of influence in Scotland today? After a week long investigation into power and ownership The Ferret offers a list of names and sectors.
Professional lobbyists, including former politicians, advisors and a former minister have met with Scottish Government representatives on behalf of clients 179 times since March 2018.
Ferret Fact Service looked at claims by the Wings Over Scotland blog regarding LGBT groups and the age of consent.
Heathrow airport has lobbied Scottish ministers and MSPs over 40 times in two years to back a proposed third runway in London.
Airbnb has been lobbying behind the scenes to stave off tighter regulations for short-term lets in Scotland, documents obtained by The Ferret reveal.
The heir to the throne, Prince Charles, secretly lobbied Scottish ministers and public agencies to save red squirrels, protect bees, help sustainable fisheries, back homeopathy, create eco-towns, help young offenders and reform the education system.