Documents show a hard Brexit from the European Union threatens the maintenance of Scotland's ageing ferry fleet and harbours vital for Scotland's island communities.
Scotland’s forests are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret can reveal.
The rural minister, Fergus Ewing, should get his cabinet colleague, Michael Russell, to “draw in his horns” and stop trying to ban toxic pesticides, according to a leaked email.
Taxpayer funded bodies paid up to £1,200 a head for staff and guests to attend an exclusive dinner with former US President Barack Obama.
Members of a Government advisory group have enjoyed five-star luxury at an exclusive Edinburgh hotel.