Twenty-eight ‘vital’ Scottish flood defence schemes are now expected to cost nearly one billion pounds – three times more than was first estimated in 2016.
Local authorities own over 1,100 vacant properties in Scotland’s cities while real estate investors, tax haven firms and others are responsible for more than 500 high street vacancies.
Scottish local authorities have recorded more than 10,000 data breaches over the last five years, The Ferret can reveal.
Anti-abortion lobbyists have met with MSPs from all the major political parties, prompting concerns from women’s rights groups.
The Scottish Conservatives have routinely criticised the Scottish Government's approach to justice matters in recent years, with a particular focus on sentencing for violent crime.
This episode features Dr Kevin Guyan talking about how LGBTQ+ identities can be poorly represented in data.
Ferret Fact Service looks into claims of Russian funding to former Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson.
A senior figure at NatureScot expressed concern there was no “coherent strategy” at the Scottish Government’s wildlife agency on how to tackle the decline of some of Scotland’s most precious natural sites.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim about Scottish Government spending.