UK Government gave £2m to US oil firm exporting to Russia
A multinational based in Montrose, criticised for exporting goods to Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, received a £2.1m grant from the government.
Scotland’s largest council pension funds have £230m invested in firms operating in Russia
Scotland’s largest council pension funds have around £230m invested in Western companies continuing to operate in Russia almost a year after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Revealed: Man linked to Glasgow Chinese ‘secret police station’ wined and dined politicians
The man behind a Glasgow restaurant accused of being a Chinese secret police station has wined and dined senior Scottish politicians, The Ferret can reveal.
Scottish broadband rollout firm linked to Pegasus spy spyware
A firm building broadband services across Scotland is backed by an Emirati company that invested in an Israeli firm behind controversial spyware called Pegasus.
Controversial think tanks host over 40 events at Tory conference
Think tanks blamed as the "driving force" behind the UK's current "economic disaster" hosted more than forty events at the Tory conference.
Scottish private schools emerge from Covid £12.3m richer
Scotland’s leading independent schools were worth £12.3m more in 2021 than they were the previous year, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Claim Scotland has taken in 20 per cent of UK’s refugees from Ukraine is False
Ferret Fact Service looks into a claim that Scotland has taken in 20 per cent of the Ukrainian refugees who have come to the UK.
More than £1bn awarded to private firms by councils
Scottish councils have awarded contracts worth more than £1bn to private companies since 2015, The Ferret can reveal.
Scots pension funds invest nearly half a billion in firms still doing business in Russia
Scotland’s two largest local government pension funds have nearly half a billion pounds invested in firms which are still doing business in Russia.