Revealed: supporters of Scots far-right group possess weapons
A leading figure of a Scots far-right group used a private chat group to recruit neo-Nazis who posed with weapons, shared a bomb-making manual, quoted a mass murderer, and said members should kill “for the greater good”, The Ferret can reveal.
Moray estate ‘illegally’ blocking land access, says MSP
Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.
Supermarkets and drinks companies try to block recycling plan
Supermarkets and drinks companies are attempting to block a recycling scheme planned by the Scottish Government, prompting campaigners to urge them to "shut up".
Brexit impact: university research ‘will take decade to recover’
Brexit could damage university research in Scotland for at least a decade, hitting funding, vital collaborations and disciplines crucial to the economy, confidential documents have revealed.
Failing efforts to combat wildlife crime prompt pressure for action
Attempts to defeat wildlife crime unravel as gamekeepers boycott government meetings and another prosecution is dropped.
Exposed: the abusive pirates trying to avoid fishing laws
An intelligence network aimed at helping hundreds of fishermen avoid getting caught fishing illegally has been condemned as “blatant piracy”.
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.
Energy firms prevented porpoise protection
Correspondence released under freedom of information law reveals that two companies warned ministers that a planned conservation area for harbour porpoises could kill their plans for wind farms in the Moray Firth.
Bid to block ban on controversial pesticides
The Scottish Government has supported an attempt by the agricultural industry to stall a proposed European ban on endocrine-disrupting pesticides, according to memos seen by The Ferret.