SNP criticised for hosting major polluters at conference
The SNP’s annual conference featured exhibits from an oil giant and an energy firm accused of being “the…
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.
Offshore wind farms paid ‘measly’ sum to communities
The owners of Scotland's six offshore wind farms have been criticised for paying a 'measly' amount of money to local communities.
Chinese-state owned firm lobbied government to reduce wind farm rents
Red Rock Power, a firm owned by the Chinese government, lobbied a Scottish minister to reduce the amount it was set to pay Crown Estate Scotland.
Scottish Water raised ‘deep concern’ about cutting price rise, despite sewage overflows
Scottish Water agreed to keep prices in line with inflation as requested by the Scottish Government. But said this may impact its ability to meet agreed targets.
Scottish Government attacked for COP26 ‘choreography’ with big oil
Climate campaigners have branded the Scottish Government “disgraceful” for consulting the oil and gas industry on “choreography around COP26”.
Transport Scotland £500m fund claim branded ‘absurd’ by campaigners
Campaigners have branded a claim made by Transport Scotland that no correspondence exists about its flagship bus partnership fund policy as "absurd”.
Heathrow lobbied Holyrood 40 times in two years
Heathrow airport has lobbied Scottish ministers and MSPs over 40 times in two years to back a proposed third runway in London.
Children suffer as reports of human trafficking in Scotland rise
Dozens of children were among 207 victims of human trafficking reported in Scotland in 2017, according to a Scottish Government report.