Private finance schemes by successive governments have left Scottish taxpayers footing a £40 billion bill to build schools, hospitals, roads and other projects worth £9 billion, according to Scotland’s spending watchdog.
Scotland's national records will begin publishing specific statistics on homeless deaths for the first time next month.
Out of control hounds from the Buccleuch Hunt reportedly nearly caused a traffic incident in the Scottish Borders, leading to calls for tighter hunting legislation.
Leonardo is targeting school leavers to work on Typhoon jets which have been used by the Saudis in Yemen's conflict.
Air pollution from exhaust fumes has increased on streets in Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Falkirk and Perth, according to the latest government monitoring.
A video showing a fox being chased by a pack of hounds in Scotland has been released as animal welfare charities up the pressure on the Scottish Government to tighten foxhunting legislation.
Firms profiting from NHS Scotland's recruitment crisis have links to tax havens and pay their directors up to £184,000.
Scotland's education watchdog has been accused of allowing inequity to be "hardwired into the system" following revelations that a paid-for consultancy service is dominated by private schools.
Freedom of information requests to the UK and Scottish governments reveal that authorities have no idea how much peat is being removed and sold commercially.