Over 70 birds of prey have been killed or gone missing at grouse shooting estates across Scotland since 2004.
Documents obtained by The Ferret about the Scottish Government’s standardised testing policy reveal a range of potential risks including data losses, invalid results and a potential boycott by teachers.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is under angry attack from the fish farming industry over new controls on toxic pesticide.
A charity set up to support families affected by the ‘baby ashes scandal’ is being investigated for a second time by charity regulators.
The SNP says the DUP deal has “short-changed” Scotland to the tune of £2.9bn which would have come through the Barnett formula. This is not quite accurate.
At least 18 homeless people – more than one every three weeks – died on Edinburgh’s streets in a year.
Scottish ministers have held private meetings with the fracking firm Ineos and Grangemouth executives from China five times in 13 months.
Pension funds run by ten Scottish local authorities invest more than £400 million in 23 fracking companies.
The Scottish Government allowed a US drug company to secretly rubbish a scientific study blaming one of its pesticides for killing wildlife.