The property deal behind the construction of the new UK Government Edinburgh office hub generated a £6.5m dividend payout to a tax haven firm.
Marine conservation areas have failed to protect wildlife from the fishing industry, according to a study by Scottish Government scientists.
Sporting estates are drawing up plans to lobby for blanket permission to shoot more birds to stop them eating salmon, according to a leaked document.
Ferret Fact Service looks at how Scotland’s testing programme has been delivered during the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK government has failed to meet its official criteria for conducting “regular and thorough inspections” of arms facilities every three years at a controversial bomb factory in Scotland.
Landowners will be prevented from mass shooting of mountain hares and salmon farmers face controls on sonic seal scarers - but beavers will still be killed.
Noise alarms used by the salmon farming industry to scare away seals could damage the hearing of whales, dolphins and porpoises, according to the Scottish Government’s wildlife agency.
Plans to mine peat in South Lanarkshire are “not consistent” with the Scottish Government’s targets to cut carbon pollution, says a leading climate scientist.
More than five million animal welfare problems, contamination and processing faults have caused the Scottish Government’s food safety watchdog to deem meat unsafe for human consumption since 2016.