The dirty beaches around Scotland that won awards for cleanliness
Scottish beaches rated as “poor” for pollution have been given awards for “cleanliness”, prompting accusations that the public have been misled.
Dust clouds covering communities in Fife came from toxic dumps
Large clouds of coal wastes blown over Scottish communities are from dumps contaminated with poison and toxic metals.
Runway safety rules broken for nuclear flights
Nuclear flights at a Highland airport breach runway safety limits and are expected to crack the asphalt surface.
Industry’s battle to block drinks deposit scheme
The drinks and retail industries have fought a fierce behind-the-scenes battle to block plans for a deposit scheme for drinks containers in Scotland.
Cover-up alleged after pollution from oil rig revealed
The UK coastguard agency has been accused of a pollution “cover-up” over the oil rig that ran aground in northwest Scotland last month.
Coal Authority on final warning after river runs red with pollution
The Coal Authority is to review the way it manages minewater treatment facilities across Scotland after a pollution incident in Lanarkshire.
Nuclear power police admit to 21 security breaches
The police force charged with guarding UK nuclear power plants has admitted to 21 breaches of security, including lost smart phones and identity cards.
Oil rig firm under fire for accidents, leaks and safety breaches
The oil multinational whose rig ran aground on the island of Lewis was implicated in one of the world’s worst environmental disasters and has suffered leaks in the North Sea.
Highland estate invested in controversial fracking firm
Panama Papers show the owners of a Highland estate sought to profit from a fracking firm criticised for its 'unacceptable' environmental impact.