Ferret Fact Service looks at polling on Scottish independence since the first referendum in 2014.
Most lobbying of Scottish ministers has been carried out by big businesses and farmers, according to an analysis of Holyrood’s lobbying register by The Ferret.
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.
The number of seals shot by the fish farming industry has doubled ahead of a proposed government ban, prompting fears of a “killing spree”.
The Scottish Government is going to ban the fish farming industry from shooting seals to save a £180 million export business to the US, The Ferret can reveal.
Scottish Parliamentary records demonstrate that business is being conducted in both the debating chamber and in committees on a far more frequent basis, despite the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Scotland’s leaders urged to look at Home Farm on Skye as a tragic example of where things have gone wrong in the government’s Covid-19 response.
The Scottish Government has been forced to withdraw all the emergency relaxations it made to freedom of information (FoI) law in April.
MSPs are recommending a new law requiring Scottish Government meetings to be minuted to prevent any “deliberate attempt” to evade freedom of information rules.