Private finance schemes by successive governments have left Scottish taxpayers footing a £40 billion bill to build schools, hospitals, roads and other projects worth £9 billion, according to Scotland’s spending watchdog.
Ferret Fact Service looks at claims surrounding the ownership of Scottish water.
Private finance schemes are secretive, give too much power to companies outwith Scotland and may not deliver value for money.
Ferret Fact Service looks at Alex Salmond's claim that the SNP-led government ended hospital parking charges in 2008.
The Scottish Government is coming under pressure to find a new way to finance infrastructure investment as concerns rise over the cost of private finance schemes.
Private finance schemes are to be investigated by public spending watchdogs after they punched a £932m hole in the Scottish Government’s budget.