Five local newspapers in Scotland have refused to publish an advert backed by 26 environmental and community groups criticising the salmon farming industry.
The UK Government has refused to reveal how much of taxpayers’ money has been given to a fertiliser firm whose US parent corporation is worth around £9bn.
A study relied upon by Scottish ministers to help protect devastated cod populations in the Clyde has gone missing, prompting accusations of a “fiasco”.
The Scottish Government is to consider regulating canine fertility clinics following an investigation by The Ferret revealing that some offer veterinary procedures that critics say should only be performed by vets.
NHS Tayside stalls community plans for abandoned infirmary
Grouse shooting will be banned on sporting estates where birds are prey are being illegally killed, the Scottish Government has announced.
Two new incidents in which birds of prey are alleged to have been illegally killed on a sporting estate in southern Scotland are under investigation by the police.
Landowners will be prevented from mass shooting of mountain hares and salmon farmers face controls on sonic seal scarers - but beavers will still be killed.
The Scottish Government is going to ban the fish farming industry from shooting seals to save a £180 million export business to the US, The Ferret can reveal.