Parts of Scotland’s infrastructure are linked to tax havens, China, multinationals accused of greenwashing, foreign pension funds and the ‘Vampire Kangaroo’.
The Scottish Information Commissioner has intervened in ten different public agencies to try and remedy transparency failings over the last year, a report reveals.
Aerospace and aviation firms operating at Prestwick Airport received £3.5m in grants from Scottish Enterprise over the last five years, The Ferret can reveal.
Scottish Enterprise has given more than £650,000 to Ryanair, the airline at the centre of a staffing dispute that has resulted in thousands of flights from Scottish airports being cancelled this winter.
Mobile phone firms have been criticised for letting government agencies exploit weaknesses in their networks rather than taking steps to secure customer data.