More than 200 people died after contact with Police Scotland
More than 200 people have died either in police custody or after contact with Police Scotland, with figures increasing over the last decade, The Ferret has found.
MSP pension fund divests from Russian bank
The pension fund for MSPs has divested from a Russian bank sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Edinburgh University has shares worth millions in Russian bank and firm linked to Putin
Edinburgh University has shares worth £1m in a bank sanctioned after Russia's invasion of Ukraine and more than £6m in a Dutch firm with links to Vladimir Putin.
Overcrowding and mental distress: Scottish Government urged to address prison concerns
Concerns about prison overcrowding and mentally ill women prisoners, previously raised by an international human rights organisation, have not been fully resolved, new research claims.
Scotland’s public land sold off to luxury property developers
Scotland’s public land is being sold off to housing developers building luxury homes and sidelining local people, The Ferret can reveal.
Police urged to tackle landlords breaking lockdown laws
Housing and advice charities have warned that more must be done to tackle rogue landlords caught breaking the rules all over Scotland, despite emergency coronavirus laws.
Calls for First Minister to intervene to save Glasgow homeless services
The plan to cut homeless services in Glasgow by £2.6 million goes against government policies to eradicate homelessness, critics say.
Fears over safety of vulnerable people in Dungavel after rise in crime
Human rights campaigners have expressed concern over the safety of vulnerable people held at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre after a sharp rise in crime complaints over the past five years.
Scottish Parliament to review ethics of pension investments
Holyrood's £82m pension fund is to be reviewed after campaigners questioned investments in arms, fossil fuels, tobacco and iPhone factories linked to mass suicides.