The dramatic reduction to operations in Scotland across specialisms including cancer and cardiology has been revealed by new health board figures obtained and analysed by The Ferret.
Taxpayers may be paying "excessive costs" for new schools, hospitals and roads.
A housing fund which is a precursor to the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) has awarded more than £100m to private developers who have built just 700 affordable houses.
Hundreds of tenants in Scotland have been handed eviction notices since the beginning of lockdown, despite government advice for landlords to be flexible during the pandemic.
Amazon’s flagship Scottish distribution centre, developed with the aid of £6.3m in Scottish Enterprise grants, is now owned and registered in a tax haven.
The Catholic Church has been told to act swiftly to shut down church groups across Scotland promoting gay conversion therapy.
Scottish Parliamentary records demonstrate that business is being conducted in both the debating chamber and in committees on a far more frequent basis, despite the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Private finance firms profiting from Scottish hospitals have drawn criticism for seeking positive publicity for their response to the coronavirus epidemic in Europe whilst refusing to drop their charges in Scotland.
An American think tank which disputes climate change is planning to hold an event in Glasgow in the run-up to the United Nations climate summit in November.