Half of Scots councils are ‘mismanaging’ community funds
The value of common good funds created to benefit local communities has plummeted by nearly £8m in four years.
Moray estate ‘illegally’ blocking land access, says MSP
Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.
Aberdeenshire urged to drop waste incinerator
Aberdeenshire Council is being urged to scrap plans for a new waste incinerator with warnings that it could be harmful to public health, the environment and the local economy.
Scottish councils still ‘misusing’ surveillance powers
Councils across Scotland are failing to implement surveillance laws properly, according to inspection reports obtained by The Ferret.