Monica Lennon is an MSP for the Scottish Labour Party
Fact check: Nicola Sturgeon on her record as first minister
Ferret Fact Service looks at five claims Nicola Sturgeon made about her record as first minister.
Scotland’s councils underspend on period products
Less than half of the funding allocated to Scotland’s councils in the run-up to the Period Products Act was spent on the provision of period products.
Hundreds of cervical cancer cases go undetected as Scottish screening rates fall
Hundreds of cervical cancer cases are going undetected in Scotland each year due to missed routine screenings, The Ferret can reveal.
Only one in four Scots would oppose a ban on alcohol advertising in sport
Campaigners claim a the Scotland-wide poll showing public backing for a ban of alcohol advertising in sport highlights the need for the Scottish Government to guard against undue influence by the alcohol industry.
Majority of Scotland’s private baby scanning clinics are unregulated
Just five of 45 private clinics are registered with the national regulatory body, prompting fears unqualified people are wrongly advising pregnant women.
Council contracts with debt collectors worth up to £20m
Local authorities have been accused of issuing “escalating threats” to people behind on their council tax, after The Ferret found they have contracts worth up to £20m with debt collectors.
Calls for Dundee women to be offered support without pregnancy ‘pause’ conditions
Critics of a controversial project which works with vulnerable mothers in Dundee have called for programme rules – insisting women who want ongoing support from the programme prevent pregnancy by either taking contraception or abstaining from sex – to be dropped.
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.
Wind farms producing £3bn of energy to pay ‘loose change’ to Scots while fuel bills soar
The owners of Scotland’s onshore wind farms will only pay ‘loose change’ to communities this year.